Syrian army declares capital, outskirts safe

The Syrian army on Monday declared the capital Damascus and surrounding areas completely safe, following the defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS) in those areas, state news agency SANA said.

A Syrian military spokesperson said Damascus and its countryside are empty of "terror groups" after the elimination of IS from Al-Hajar al-Aswad and Yarmouk Camp south of Damascus. This is the first time in 7 years that the Syrian government can assure safety in Damascus and its neighborhoods.

Source: VOV5