On April 24, Syrian government forces liberated the Joura Orchards in southern Damascus from ISIS, according to pro-government sources. Separately, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies renewed their attempts to capture the area of Hajar Al-Aswad.
On the same day, Syrian helicopters dropped a new batch of leaflets over the ISIS-held area urging militants to surrender.
Government forces still have not entered the main urban area controlled by ISIS in the Yarmouk refugee camp. If the deal between ISIS and the SAA is not reached, the advance there will be the most complicated part of the operation.
Earlier, the SAA and its allies liberated the areas of Al-Barradi, Al-Barradat, Zain and other points in the southern and northern parts of the militant-held pocket.