The army men found a network of tunnels under residential buildings in Hajar al-Aswad used by terrorists as hideout for moving arms and ammunition across the region.
The army soldiers, meantime, discovered a large volume of chemical and explosive materials for making bombs in terrorists’ positions in the region.
In the meantime, the army forces, backed up by artillery units and warplanes, managed to advance against terrorists in al-Zein neighborhood and reached al-Aroubeh street in al-Taqadom neighborhood after capturing several key points.
A field sources said that the army is about to drive a wedge between the remaining ISIL-held regions in Southern Damascus.
In a similar development on Sunday the army men stormed ISIL positions Northwest of the Yarmouk Camp and captured several key buildings.
The army also gained fire control over the Eastern side of the main street in Yarmouk Camp and drove a wedge between Shohada crossroad and Yarmouk.
Also, fierce clashes have been reported between the army men and terrorists in the Palestine street in Yarmouk.
In the meantime, the army’s artillery and missile units and aircraft pounded terrorists’ strongholds and movement in Hajar al-Aswad region and areas around the Yarmouk Camp, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.
Meanwhile, field sources pointed to the street battle between the army men and the terrorists that have mainly taken cover in buildings and tunnels and added that the army’s advance has slowed down.