BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army raised the flag of the Syrian Arab Republic over the Al-Fijah Springs on Saturday, marking the first time in 4 years that this site has been under government control

The jihadist rebels captured the Wadi Barada area in 2013 after a surprise attack on this water rich part of western Damascus; this marked the beginning of their reign over the Al-Fijah Springs.

Since then, the jihadist rebels have periodically obstructed the water flow to Damascus, punishing the estimated 5 million civilians for remaining to live under the Syrian government’s protection.

Technicians are actively working to repair the Al-Fijah Springs and restore the water supply to the people of Damascus; however, sporadic rockets fired by militants continue to disrupt their work.

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Redbaron9495

They should wipe out all these Islamic Jihadis….rather than bus them off to Idlib….so that they can fight again at a later date

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Although I completely sympathise with your opinion , there is a logic in expelling them to Idlib. Most men,even terrorists and irrespective of their ‘Fight to the Death ‘ declarations will when faced by death or capture accept a route to freedom. Idlib is mostly rural and therefore has fewer dense civilian populations for the terrorists to shelter behind. There is also a lot of internecine terrorist in-fighting in Idlib as all the gangs squabble over territory and the spoils of war that go with it. Timing and when needed, Patience are essential virtues in warfare. Russian strategy has always… Read more »

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Simon Gunson

Well said. In addition to which many civilians trapped in rebel held areas are totally innocent and do not support the rebel cause.

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Daeshbags Sux

Moreover, many locals have been drafted by shithadists and actually not willing to fight for ’em, others can simply want to get back to a normal life and nonetheless, only personal weapons are allowed into green buses : heavy weapons must be left behind…
Well, Idlib is basicly a 125k city, not so rural. But not a huge city like Aleppo or Damascus too.

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Nestor Arapa

La idea es limpiar totalmente de terroristas de la zona, sólo así se garantiza el bienestar del pueblo Sirio.