Two main terrorist groups in the Southern countryside of Damascus city agreed to leave their positions in al-Qadam neighborhood in the Southern countryside of Damascus city for Idlib amid rapid advances of the Syrian Army in Eastern Ghouta, militant-affiliated websites disclosed on Sunday.
The news websites reported that gunmen of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) have agreed on withdrawal of their gunmen from al-Qadam to militant-held regions in Idlib province.
They further reported that the army had previously given a 48 hours ultimatum to the militants to leave al-Qadam.
In the meantime, military analysts said that the army’s rapid advances in Eastern Ghouta have forced the FSA and Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at to agree withdrawal from their positions in al-Qadam.
The sources said on Saturday that the army men continued their night attacks on terrorists’ stronghold in Eastern Ghouta, killing tens of terrorists, including Faylaq al-Rahman Chief of Staff Abu Ali Ziya al-Shaqouri.
The sources further said that al-Shaqouri was also Chief Commander of the terrorist group’s military operation in Eastern Ghouta.
The sources said that the army has gained control over the entire key points in Eastern Ghouta, including the strategic points in Mesraba and Harasta regions.