Syrian government forces rest in Ain al-Fijeh on the outskirts of the capital on January 30, 2017, after they recaptured the area from the rebels over the weekend.
Wadi Barada had been the scene of fierce fighting in recent weeks between regime and rebel forces that tested a fragile nationwide truce and left millions in Damascus facing water shortages.

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