ISIL Presence in Southern Damascus to End Soon
The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper quoted Secretary-General of Palestinian resistance forces Khalid Abdolmajid as saying on Wednesday that the al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) terrorists have withdrawn from the Yarmouk refugee camp and the Syrian army has advanced in areas in the center of the camp and deployed in regions earlier evacuated by the al-Nusra.
He added that the Syrian army is now advancing from several pivots in regions occupied by the ISIL, noting that the terrorist group has withdrawn from areas which were considered earlier as its defense lines.
Abdolmajid underlined that no militants will remain in Southern Damascus in the next two weeks, saying that their presence will end before the holy month of Ramadhan.
He said that residents of Southern Damascus will return to their homes after the terrorists’ withdrawal, adding that Yarmouk camp has been severely damaged but the opposition media exaggerate the volume of the ruins.
Tens of militants started leaving the Yarmouk Refugee Camp for Idlib province on Tuesday after they reached an evacuation agreement with the Syrian Army.
Five buses carrying 200 militants and their family members left Yarmouk Camp for Idlib via a checkpoint near al-Batikhah square in the first phase of the evacuation plan in the region.
Also, 40 people who had been kidnapped by the militants in the town of Ashtabraq in Idlib and three ambulances carrying a number of residents of the besieged towns of Fua’a and Kafraya were transferred to al-Eis passageway in Southern Aleppo.
A sum of 1,500 residents of Fua’a and Kafraya will leave the towns for government-controlled regions in the first phase of the agreement, and 3,000 more will leave the two towns in the second phase.
On Monday, the militants based in Yarmouk Camp agreed to leave for Northern Syria after reaching an agreement with the Syrian army as the government forces tightened their noose on the terrorists.
Terrorists agreed to leave the Yarmouk Camp for Idlib according to an agreement with the militants, field source said.
Around 5,000 of the besieged residents of Fua’a and Kafraya in Idlib countryside would be freed in two phases within the framework of the agreement.
Also, about 85 of abducted people, most of them women and children, in Ashtarbaq town in Jisr al-Shaquor region would be released by the militants.