The Syrian army regained control over the whole territory of Damascus
Moscow. May 21. INTERFAX.RU — Syrian government troops on Monday for the first time since 2011 established control over the whole territory of the capital of the country, reports Arab portal “al-Masdar”.
According to him, this became possible, after remaining in the South of the city, the militants grouping “Islamic state” (banned in Russia), in accordance with the agreement with Damascus, have been evacuated from the city. While the Syrian authorities, for their part, argue that such an agreement was not.
The military took up positions in the neighbourhoods of Hajar al-Aswad, Al-Tadmor, as well as in the Palestinian refugee camp “Yarmuk”. The offensive aimed at the liberation of this part of Damascus, began about a month ago — after the liberation of Eastern ghouta.