On April 15, ISIS fighters shelled a civilian area in the Tadamon district from their positions in the Yarmouk refugee camp with seven projectiles, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.
A source in the Syrian Police told SANA that one child had been killed and nine other civilians had been injured in the shelling.
ISIS shelled different civilian areas of Damascus multiple times during the last week. Syrian pro-government activists viewed the shelling as a desperate attempt by ISIS to deter the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies that were preparing to launch a large military operation against the terrorist organization there.
On April 14 and 15, Syrian pro-government sources reported that several units of the SAA 4th Division and many heavy rocket launchers had been deployed around the ISIS-held area of the Yarmouk camp. Dozens of units of the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Palestinian pro-government forces had already taken offensive positions around the camp over the last few weeks.
A source in the SAA told SouthFront that the attack on ISIS in the Yarmouk camp could begin within hours, but declined to provide further information.
Local observers believe that ISIS fighters in the Yarmouk camp may be able to resist the SAA and its allies for few days or even weeks, but their defeat is inevitable.