Bringing in military reinforcements with escalation of attack by regime forces and Hezbollah in Wadi Barada
Rif Dimashq – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
Violent clashes continue with slower pace than before between the regime forces, Hezbollah and the gunmen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the rebel and Islamic Factions and Fateh al-Sham Front, in Ain the areas of al-Fijah, Bsima, Kafr Awamid, Deir Meqren and Wadi al-Loz near Kfir al-Zayt in Wadi Barada, in an attempt by the forces to advance in these areas, amid continued targeting by the regime forces for the area with artillery shells and rockets believed to be ground-to-ground, in conjunction with airstrikes that targeted the valley area during the day, reliable sources confirmed that the reinforcements were brought to Wadi Barada area from checkpoints and locations of the Lebanese Hezbollah in the area around Wadi Barada and the nearby areas in Qalamoun and Zabadani plains area, before the regime forces start their offensive on several fronts in the outskirts Barada valley.
These military operations come as a result of failure to reach an agreement about the water, its sources and the pumping stations in Ayn al-Fijah, which are based on the withdrawal of fighters from the spring, pumping stations and its surroundings, and rising the flags of the regime over it even if the regime forces never controlled it militarily and remained in the hands of a neutral party close to the regime and responsible for water pumping and control operations, where the agreement didn’t take place between both parties via mediators and notables, despite the confirmation of field commanders to the Syrian observatory for human rights that they “did not use the issue of cutting-off the water of the capital Damascus as leverage in the ongoing military operations in Wadi Barada”, while the Syrian Observatory was aware that commanders of the regime and Hezbollah have told the mediators that “in case no serious and full deal is made, then let Damascus be thirsty for a month until we rest other years from the water issue”.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published days ago what it was informed by reliable sources, that the agreement, which took place in the Wadi Barada is to neutralize the water for any clashes, the introduction of workshops maintenance to repair the spring and water pumps, pumping water to the capital Damascus, to prove that the factions are not the responsible of cutting the water the capital , sources of the observatory and confirmed that the ceasefire agreement is to neutralize the water current in the area of military operations, and to ensure the entry of workshops reform and not to be subjected to it, where it was agreed Russian and notables and from the region, as set out to the Syrian observatory for human rights, a copy of the agreement, which was between those in charge and dignitaries from Wadi Barada, with the system authorities, it came to agree:
Dissenters and rednecks exempted from military service for a period of 6 months
Delivery of arms, medium, and heavy and light
The Wanted to settle their conditions of any security agency
The absence of any armed stranger in the area outside the villages of Wadi Barada starting Bsima to Wadi Barada market.
For rebels from outside the region, they are sent to Idlib light their weapons with their families.
For fighters of Wadi Barada who want to leave the region can exit to the light with their weapons Idlib
Non-military entry to homes
Entry of the army into the villages of Wadi Barada, and put checkpoints at the entrance to every village, across the main road connecting between the ten villages
for the people of the villages of Wadi Barada dissidents or retarded can return to serve in their villages as a defense and national forces It is considered like the joining of science as a service or backup service
We wish the return of the expelled employees to their jobs.