A longtime rebel-held town in Western Ghouta is set to surrender to the Syrian authorities following the recent advance made by the government forces in the area.
Al-Masdar News has exclusively learnt that Islamist fighters in Khan al-Shih in Western Ghouta will leave the town after weeks of negotiations with the Syrian authorities.
A military source has exclusively told Al-Masdar News that al-Qaeda fighters will leave to the northwestern province of Idlib, after their call to be resettled in Darra was repeatedly turned down by the government.
While some 1000 militants will be transferred to Idlib, those willing to stay will have their status settled by the Syrian authorities.
The recent progress made by the Syrian Armed Forces deep into the rebel bastion, in addition to the massive numbers of jihadists killed so far in the battles, has forced the jihadi groups to succumb to the conditions stipulated by the government forces.
Syrian government forces made a significant advance yesterday, capturing al-Qusour neighborhood after fierce battles with jihadi rebels, who have lost dozens of fighters including commanders.
AMN reporter confirmed that a ceasefire was put into force along the frontlines to pave the way for full implementation of the agreement, whereby militants will the town after handing over their heavy weapons.