Hundreds of families have returned to the Damascus suburb of Moadamieh as part of a recent truce, according to Syrian news agency SANA.
It said Wednesday that residents had been returning to Moadamieh this week, after a climate of calm emerged as a result of a national reconciliation initiative.
The deal last month saw the national flag raised over the town, as military actions have largely ceased in exchange for an easing of a stringent blockade on residents.
SANA quoted Hasan Ghandour, the government’s general coordinator of the popular reconciliation initiative, as saying he expected a total of 40,000 people to return to the devastated area over the next few weeks.
A number of local-level truces have either been negotiated or concluded in recent weeks, mainly in areas surrounding Damascus.