On April 25, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) and other pro-government factions continued their military operation against ISIS south of the Syrian capital of Damascus advancing in the al-Madaniyah area of the al-Asali district, according to pro-government sources.
Meanwhile, a source in the SAA told SouthFront that a dust storm has forced the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces to halt their aerial operations against the besieged ISIS fighters south of Damascus. The storm will delay the SAA advance and will give ISIS a temporary advantage, according to the source.
From its side, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed that ISIS fighters had killed more than 16 SAA soldiers during clashes south of Damascus on April 25. Amaq added that three battle tanks of the SAA had also been damaged with rocket-propelled grenades.
Local observers believe that the SAA will be able to break most of the ISIS defensives before the end of April, especially that the Tigers Forces are set to join the military operation against the terrorist organization in the upcoming days.