Syrian Army Makes Important Gains In Battle Against ISIS South Of Damascus

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Syrian Army Makes Important Gains In Battle Against ISIS South Of Damascus

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On April 28, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) and other pro-government factions advanced in the ISIS-held al-Qadam district, south of Damascus as well as captured al-Ma’dhaniyah neighborhood and the industrial complex area, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.

Syrian Army Makes Important Gains In Battle Against ISIS South Of Damascus

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Syrian pro-government sources said that the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Force had stepped up their aerial operations against the besieged ISIS fighters south of Damascus as the weather is improving.

The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq has not reported any new couunter-attackks against the SAA and its allies south of Damascus. According to observers, this indicates that the terrorist group is currently under a huge pressure.

Earlier, ISIS fighters launched an attack on positions of Jaysh al-Ababil, a Free Syrian Army (FSA) group, in the area between the Yarmouk refugee camp and the district of Yalda capturing a hospital and nearby buildings there, according to Syrian opposition sources.

Syrian pro-government activists said that the terrorist group attack is an attempt to sabotage an expected evacuation agreement in the area. Such a deal will allow the SAA to deploy in Yalda district, thus increasing pressure on ISIS positions in the eastern part of the Yarmouk camp.

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  • Zainab Ali

    zio terrorists’ worst nightmare is about to materialise – sealed with syria coalition’s inevitable and countless victory

  • Pave Way IV

    Does CENTCOM know their ISIS and FSA pals are being overrun by the SAA and allies around the Yarmouk Camp? Did Votel ever come back from his ‘secret’ meeting with the Shia Holocaust Commander-in-Chief of Israel? Maybe they thought Votel was Palestinian and threw him in prison?

    By now, I would have fully-expected either 1) a CENTCOM airstrike targeting ‘mistake’ killing hundreds of SAA/PLA soldiers fighting the head-choppers, or 2) the now-tiresome gasser-Assad Sarin-Novichok-Chlorine attack on civilians requiring a ZATO + Evil Orb response (and subsequent humiliation by Syrian Air Defenses).

    Maybe CENTCOM is just terribly busy with the Syrian invasion planning. It’s senior officers will have many time-consuming meetings – mostly informational interviews with their future defense industry or Saudi employers.

    • You can call me Al

      Does the new CIA lot even know what CENTCOM is ?.

    • Vitex

      I take great solace from the image of ex-pentagon aides working at starbucks

    • goingbrokes

      Zionist Alliance Treaty Oraginsation – brilliant!

  • Cheryl Brandon

    Well done SAA +PLA soldiers who are doing a joint operation! Thanks guys: we support your efforts all the way! Keep kicking the wahabhist/intolerant/criminal friends!

  • Rob

    On 30th April, 2018 ISIS will reached to agreement to withdraw from Yarmouk pocket along with rebels.

  • Smaug

    I can see the SAA’s strategy, following the path of least resistance (mainly communities squished between rival factions) the SAA is chopping the enclave into sections and squeezing their enemies into a small and congested area.

    It is strange that there are no reports of any counterattacks. It either means that the locals are either much more divided than it looks or the SAA is maintaining effective control over press coverage. I’m willing to bet on a combination of the two.

  • RichardD

    The Isis pocket has shrunk more according to the most recent maps. Judging from the videos that I’ve watched, there’s a lot of government manpower employed. That in conjunction with heavy weapons, and air power now that the sand storm is over. Is decimating the defenders. Almost all of the civilians have almost certainly fled. There’s only a few square miles of Isis territory left. They’re not going to hold out long now. Before they’re completely overrun, or surrender. As the rebels in the eastern section of the pocket are negotiating for.