The Lebanese Hezbollah party was secretly pulling out its fighters from Syria away from the media spotlight, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Large numbers of its forces have been withdrawn from various regions in Damascus and its countryside, as well as southern Syria.
This explains why its fighters and Iranian militias were limiting their operations in “de-escalation” zones in the war-torn country.
Local sources told the Observatory that Hezbollah pulled out its members towards the al-Zabadani region in the western Damascus countryside.
The party still boasts a military barracks in the area and it is located west of the town of Qara.