DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:50 P.M.) – Security forces of the Syrian Ministry of Interior entered the city of Jayrud of the East Qalamoun region amid massive celebrations of civilians.
The Syrian forces took over the city after militants had left to the country’s north as per an evacuation deal with the Syrian government.
Police stations as well as government institutions will be operational again. Even the traffic policemen will be deployed in the former rebel stronghold after being outside the government control for years.
The arrival of security forces came in conjunction with massive celebrations by civilians who took the streets in support of the government forces and celebrate the evacuation of rebel fighters.
Thousands of rebel fighters and their families left their bastions in the East Qalamoun region to the northern city of Jarabulus after surrendering their armories to the Syrian Army.