Pictures: Damascus southern bypass highway reopened for the first time in seven years

Syrian army bulldozers began removing some cement barriers on the Zamalka highway, south of Damascus, for the first time in seven years.

Photos released on social media, showing the first human presence on the highway, that was completely closed because the road’s flanks overlook the rebel-held of Zakalka and Jobar.

The Syrian army is working to open the highway and remove the trenches in order to complete the exit of the militants from Jobar and Zamalka districts towards Idlib.

During the past few days, thousands of militants – along with their families – were exited from the area of Arbeen and AynTirma, after Faylaq Al-Rahman surrendering to the Syrian army.