BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The East Ghouta region of Damascus is now officially under the control of the Syrian government, a military source told Al-Masdar News tonight.
According to the military source, the last militants of Jaysh Al-Islam and their family members were transported via bus from the East Ghouta town of Douma to northern Syria.
While Douma is free of Jaysh Al-Islam militants, the Syrian Army will not enter the town, per the agreement that was put in place between the Russian Reconciliation Centre and local rebels.
The Russian and Syrian military police did however enter Douma and will work with the state government to reintroduce several institutions inside town.
The East Ghouta operation is officially over; most Syrian Army troops will be redeployed.