BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The three week long water crisis in Damascus has finally come to an end after an agreement was put in place between the government and jihadist rebels on Friday afternoon.

Following their successful military operation to seize Bassima village on Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was able to cutoff the jihadist rebels from the Al-Fijah Springs, forcing the militants to either starve themselves out of the area or surrender.

A military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News on Friday night that water technicians officially entered the Al-Fijah Springs after the jihadist rebels agreed to withdraw from this area.

The remaining territory in Wadi Barada will remain with the jihadist rebels for now until a reconciliation agreement is put in place to surrender the area to the Syrian Arab Army and their allies in Damascus.

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Nestor Arapa

El ejercito Sirio debe limpiar la zona libre de terroristas sin tregua alguna por el bienestar del pueblo Sirio que está siendo castigado por terroristas que sirven a otros países.

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Obviously they can’t leave foreign fighters in positions near the water spring.

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Great. Now, according that making +5M civilian ppl hostages by cutting water supply is a very serious war crime, I don’t think any reconciliation should be considered : it’d show to all terrorists that they can get away with such offences : it’s exactly as if Nuremberg never happened!

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Douglas Chalmers

In the art of war, seize something precious that belongs to the enemy… so utterly pathetic + worse that it was a joint failure of Russian + Syrian forces… RUSSIA has foolishly pursued too many truces + political solutions in SYRIA, thus jeopardizing the lives of 5 million Syrians in Damascus… a real potential humanitarian disaster!

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Stewart Fenton

You are correct but they have made the truces to save civilians

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Douglas Chalmers

Maybe… but ISIS/al-Qaeda does not care about Syrians… they only want to win + when the are losing, there is nothing they will not do. Seizing Damascus was their ultimate goal + destroying it would suit them quite well… millions dying + fleeing.