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 reporter has exclusively learnt that a prospective agreement will be declared soon in Zakiyah town after a local delegation met with government representatives earlier today.

According to the reporter, the Syrian Army shall have full control of the town, following the examples of the recently-made agreements in Al-Hama and Qudsaya in rural Damascus.

The initiative comes as the government troops made their way to the northern entrance of the town.

Earlier, Islamist rebels said they preparing to surrender the Mo’adhimiyah Al-Sham suburb of Damascus in exchange for transportation to the Idlib Governorate.

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This is the right way to go! Transport all terrorists to Idlib, save the infrastructure of these little towns and villages so people can go back to normal life and all released troops surrounding these pockets regroup for assault on Idlib governorate …

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Stupid, stupid, stupid!!! You have them completely surrounded, neutralising them now would be much easier than when they’re in Idlib at the front of a new wave of attacks.

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It is IMHO a matter of military prudence to let them go. It takes 3 times as many soldiers to guard them there or to neutralize them. Let them do their endfight in Idlib where no pro government civilians are endangered. Plus it keeps the towns infrastructure more or less intact. The infrastructure underground is more expensive to replace than the houses. p.s. I did not vote You down: Maybe they should print the reasons for making such deals more often.