Damascus countryside, SANA – Damascus Countryside Governor Ala’a Ibrhaim said that engineering units in the Syrian Arab Army are working on dismantling IEDs and mines inside al-Figeh spring now that the army has reestablished control over.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday, the Governor affirmed that the army reestablished control over al-Figeh spring, adding that the army is currently stationed inside it after encircling the terrorists and eliminating some of them who are affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization.
The governor also said that engineering units are combing the area to clear the spring of mines and explosives, explaining that an agreement was reached on the settlement of the legal status of those who want this, in addition to securing the exit of militants unwilling to take part in the settlement in Wadi Barada, adding that these militants will be heading to Idleb with their families, and that their departure was postponed until tomorrow due to weather.
The governor confirmed that the maintenance teams are expected to enter the spring tomorrow morning to repair damage to the facility of al-Figeh spring after the engineering units are done combing the area.
For his part, Minister of Water Resources Nabil al-Hassan said that maintenance teams are waiting for the final report by the army units inside the spring on clearing it of mines and explosive devices in order to begin repairs.
He pointed out that there will be emergency solutions to return water to Damascus city, and full repairs will be carried out gradually afterwards until the spring is fully restored to working order, noting that prior assessments indicate that the spring sustained heavy damage and that a full assessment of its condition will start on Sunday morning.
Shaza / Hazem Sabbagh