BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 A.M.) – For the first time since 2012, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has established full control over the strategic towns of Yalda, Babila, and Beit Sahm in the southern part of Damascus.

With the last departure of the rebel forces in these aforementioned towns, the Syrian military was able to enter the area start clearing the neighborhoods that were once controlled by the opposition.

The Syrian Army is now trying to clear the last remnants of the rebel forces, including several of their known weapons and ammunition depots that are located inside all three towns.

Previously, the Syrian Army entered the town of Yalda, but they were only permitted to position themselves near the front-lines of the Islamic State (ISIS).

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