Yesterday, the last group of militants holding the town of Ain al-Fijah withdrew from the area per an agreement reached with the Syrian government. For their part, the pro-government forces moved into the town and secured it. Soon enough the militants who surrendered but wish not to take up the amnesty offer will be transferred to Idlib province.
Ain al-Fijah is the principal town within the Wadi Barada spring valley area which controls the waterways to Damascus. In short, this small rural town keeps the entirety of the Syrian capital supplied with fresh water.
The water system at Ain al-Fijah was purposely sabotaged by militants during the pro-government offensive to recapture the town and surrounding areas in Wadi Barada. Tomorrow, engineers will be send to repair the waterways and their task is expected to take two (2) weeks to complete.