On April 26, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) captured the factories area, south of the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to Syrian pro-government sources. The SAA also advanced in the districts of al-Asali and al-Qadam, north of the factories area capturing several buildings from ISIS.
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Russia and Syrian warplanes reportedly resumed their aerial operations south of Damascus after the weather had improved. Warplanes carried out several airstrikes on ISIS positions in the Yarmouk refugee camp and al-Hajar al-Aswad district, according to local sources.
From its side, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq reported that ISIS fighters had killed four soldiers and an officer of the SAA during the clashes in the districts of al-Qadam and Tadamon and in the Yarmouk camp.
The Syrian pro-opposition news outlet Enab Baladi reported that the negotiations between the besieged militants in southern Damascus and the Damascus government are still ongoing. According to the news outlet, the two sides are expected to hold a new round of talks in the upcoming hours. However, it is unknown yet if ISIS is part of the negotiations.
Local observers believe that the SAA will step up its military operation against ISIS positions in southern Damascus in the upcoming days when the weather improves.