Syrian government forces established full control over the eastern part of the southern Damascus pocket from militants after a reconsiliation agreement had been implemented in the area.
Now, government forces are combating the remaining members of ISIS in the western part of the pocket, in the areas of Yarmouk, Taqaddom and al-Hajar al-Aswad.
The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq has repeatedly claimed that ISIS members have carried out counter-attacks and have killed a large number of Syrian troops. However, ISIS is continuing to lose area under its countrol in southern Damacsus.
The Syrian Army and its allies are actively using their advantage in firepower and manpower to pressure the terrorist group.