ISIS Resumes Attack Against Syrian Army South Of Damascus

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ISIS Resumes Attack Against Syrian Army South Of Damascus

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On March 16, ISIS fighters resumed their attacks on positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the neighborhoods Joura and Assaly of the al-Qadam district south of the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to opposition sources.

The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed that ISIS fighters had killed 11 SAA soldiers and had injured several others during the clashes in the al-Qadam district. A battle tank and two BMP-1 armored vehicles were also destroyed by ISIS fighters with rocket-propelled grenades, according to Amaq.

ISIS Resumes Attack Against Syrian Army South Of Damascus

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ISIS claimed in its newspaper al-Nab’a that its fighters had captured most of the Assaly neighborhood and large parts of the al-M’azniyah neighborhood after Syrian opposition militants had withdrawn from the al-Qadam district on March 13.

A source in the SAA told SouthFront that the SAA had deployed several armored units of the Republican Guard to the al-Qadam district in order to repel the ISIS attack on March 13. However, these units didn’t succeed in securing their new positions.

The ISIS advance in al-Qadam district may force the SAA and its allies to conduct airstrikes on ISIS positions in the Yarmouk refugees camp, east of al-Qadam. Currently, more than 85% of the Yarmouk camp is under the control of the terrorist organization. ISIS uses it as a foothold to attack several government- and opposition- held areas south of Damascus.

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  • palebluedot

    ISIS, HTS (al-Qaeda), the Army of Islam, etc., all on the outskirts of Damascus. And yet you have whores like Nikki Haley and McMaster raging that Assad is “killing his citizens” whenever the SAA heroically challenges and defeats them.

  • Bjorn Metaal

    Ludendorf once said: Lenin will overthrow the Russian patrioPa and then I will strangle him and all of his friends.

  • Serious

    The ISIS-link Agency. XD. Just tell me where are the headquarter of this agency ? In the pocket of Damascus ??? In the pocket desert south east of Damascus ??

    • PZIVJ

      I always figured the HQ was in Saudi Arabia. XD

  • Serious

    Why doesn’t Russia tell where the Amaq agency is broadcasting from ?

    Something doesn’t add up.

    • John Whitehot

      “Something doesn’t add up”

      No doubt your attempts at making any coherent or sensed statement

    • Amaq is in Bilal’s apartment in Istanbul!

      • Rob

        It means that ISIS is jointly created by Washington, London and Paris.

        • France, UK, US. (FUKUS)!

          • Rob

            LOL. You made it so simple for me.

  • TruthSeeker

    Western Msm would have a ball if Russian or Syrian jets targeted near a refugee camp (basically consists as a hide out for ISIS members)

  • Rob

    All remember we Trump, May and Macron regimes prefer brutal terrorists in Middle East instead of Muslims. This is the only method to take their economy and land.

    • Serious

      I don’t think so. It’s because of arabs and sunnis that love the west. For example, Pakistan and Iran are hard to take over. Pakistan even develop nuclear weapons.

      • Rob

        Iran and Pakistan both have divorced Washington and have joined Russia and China. They don’t trust Washington anymore.