The Russian military police have started to patrol southern quarters of the Syrian capital, which were liberated from militants, Sputnik reported on Sunday.
In order to ensure the security of the quarters, the pedestrian and motorized patrols are operating at all main streets, while the observation posts were also installed. The military police units are on duty around the clock. The exchange of information is well established with the population.
On Saturday, more than 3,200 militants and over 5,000 members of their families left the southern areas of Damascus, including the Yarmouk refugee camp. The withdrawal lasted for eight days and took place under the agreement with the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation.
A small part in southern Damascus is still occupied by the ISIL terrorist group. An anti-IS operation by the Syrian forces is underway.