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Militants in Rif Dimashq surrender to Syrian army
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_01_Syria99(27).jpgMilitants in the Rif Dimashq Governorate in the southwestern part of the country have surrendered themselves to government forces to put an end to a painful period during which the armed terrorist groups wreaked havoc in region.
According to Al-Alam correspondent in Syria, gunmen in Babila, Beit Sahim, Yalda and Aqraba towns in Damascus countryside handed over their weapons to army troops after they recognized the terrorists aimed at destroying Syria.
Several families have returned to their homes in the towns after government forces gained full control of region.
The move came after the militants and the government reached a deal, which prepares the ground for return of civilians to their homes.
On February 5, Syria’s Committee of National Reconciliation said more than 1,200 Syrian families had returned home in the south of the country following a truce brokered by the committee.
Many hope for similar truce deals aimed at ending the fierce fighting between the Syrian army and Takfiri militants in other parts of the crisis-torn country.

Pro-Hezbollah song angers Syrian opposition
Meanwhile, a song saluting Hezbollah’s campaign against foreign-backed militants in the Qalamoun region of Syria has outraged members of the Syrian opposition.
Ali Barakat, a singer of religious anthems, posted the video on YouTube Thursday.
The video has received more than 40,000 views and several other YouTube postings of the song have also appeared, meaning an even higher viewership.
The nearly six-minute-long anthem “Ihsam Nasrak bi Yabroud,” addressed to the party and its supporters, can be loosely translated as “Achieve your decisive victory in Yabroud.”
The song’s lyrics, which salute Hezbollah’s role in earlier campaigns against the towns of Nabk and Qusair, and label the Syrian militants as “takfiri” extremists, enraged opposition supporters.
The video that accompanies the song features a map of the area, with the yellow Hezbollah flag planted in and fluttering over Yabroud.
It also contains shots of the party’s fighters conducting mock battles, mixed with actual footage of military operations, presumably from the resistance movement’s earlier exploits in Syria.

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