On January 29th, the Syrian Defense Ministry officially announced that the Syrian army had liberated all villages in the Wadi Barada area northwest of Damascus. Thus, government forces were in control of the water supply line to Damascus and the villages of Kafr al-Zayt, Al-Husayniyah, Kafr al-Awamid, Deir Miqrin, Barhaliya, Souq Wadi Barada, Afrah, Basimah, Ayn al-Khadra, Ayn al-Fijah, and Deir Qanun.
Government specialists began work to restore water supplies to the Syrian capital.
The Syrian military was able to achieve this due to successful military operations and a number of reconciliation agreements in the area.
On January 28th, the Syrian army liberated the village of Ayn al-Fijah and the Ayn al-Fijah water spring from militants.