Updated-1604 gunmen leave al-Qaboun neighborhood, area now clear of armed manifestations

Damascus, SANA -A military source affirmed on Monday that security and stability were fully restored to the area of al-Qaboun and its surroundings to the north east of Damascus.

Earlier, Damascus Governor Bishr al-Sabban said the area of al-Qaboun at the eastern outskirts of Damascus was declared clear of all armed manifestations after the completion of the second phase of the settlement agreement, according to .

The Governor added that the area of al-Qaboun is now completely clear of terrorists after the completion of the second and final phase of the evacuation of the armed groups from it.

He affirmed  that the engineering units started to comb the area to dismantle IEDs and landmines which the armed groups left behind before exiting the area.

The governor went on to say that the number of persons who left al-Qaboun over the past two days reached at 3377, among them 1604 gunmen, adding that a large number of families had their cases settled.

The evacuation of the gunmen from al-Qaboun came after the hostilities stopped in the neighborhood which witnessed over the past weeks fierce battles between the units of the Syrian Arab Army and terrorist organizations, after which the terrorists finally announced their acceptance of the settlement agreement.

Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh/Mazen

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