Over 200 Militants Surrender to Syrian Authorities in Southwestern Damascus 11 October 2016 War Reports 1403 Source: FarsNews More than 200 militants laid down their arms and surrendered a strategic city in Western Ghouta in Damascus province to the Syrian government forces. Over 200 militants in Elhameh region ended fight against the Syrian army and the legal government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and tuned themselves in to the government authorities. In the meantime, terrorists in al-Qodsiyeh violated national reconciliation and stormed government positions, but faced civilians’ demonstrations who called for the expulsion of those militants who do not want to join the peace agreement. Reports said on Saturday that the Syrian army and its allies regained control of the strategic town of Elhameh in Western Ghouta of Damascus after several days of fierce clashes with the terrorist groups. The government troops entered Elhameh town, accompanied by the local tribal leaders, and seized back control of the entire town. The people of Elhameh had been staging protest rallies against the terrorist groups in the past few days, calling on them to lay down weapons or leave the town. Meantime, the Russian defense ministry announced that the number of the towns and regions joining the national reconciliation plan in Syria has reached 738.