The Syrina Arab Army (SAA) established control over the artea of al-Qadam in the southern countryside of Damascus after local militants had reached a reconciliation agreement with the government. Under the reached deal militants were allowed to evacuate with their families to the militant-held part of Idlib province.
Local militant groups were forced to reach the withdrawal agreement with Damascus after ISIS had expanded its offensive operations in the Yarmouk Camp and nearby areas. ISIS overrun a large part of their counterparts’ defenses and was rapidly expanding.
The SAA deployment in the area will likely allow to stop the expansion of the terrorist group in southern Damascus. Some pro-government sources even speculate that the Yarmouk Camp area will become a next target of SAA-led anti-terrorist operations after the Eastern Ghouta region is liberated.
UPDATE: According to pro-government sources, ISIS launched an attack in order to capture al-Qadam before government troops had been able to secure the entire area. Clashes are now ongoing there.