On April 27, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) and other pro-government factions advanced in the ISIS-held Yarmouk refugee camp south of the Syrian capital of Damascus. According to the pro-government blog al-Masdar News. the SAA, the PLA and their allies captured some buildings there.
Meanwhile, the Syrian pro-opposition news outlet Sawt al-Asimah revealed that the SAA had killed more than 57 ISIS fighters since the starit of its operation on April 19. Sawt al-Asimah added that three senior commanders of ISIS known as “Khaled Hoshan”, “Tariq Mojail” and “Ghazi Al-Halabi” had been killed by the SAA. Moreover, the main financial director of ISIS in southern Damascus “Abu Islam” was reportedly captured by the SAA.
From its side, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed on April 27 that ISIS fighters had killed 20 soldiers and officers of the SAA during clashes in the al-Qadam district. ISIS fighters also damaged three BMP-1/2 armored vehicles of the SAA after targeting them with heavy machineguns, according to Amaq.
Although that ISIS fighters in southern Damascus are still showing effective resistance against the SAA, local observers believe that the ISIS influence in the area will collapse soon due to its heavy loses and limited resources.