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Syrian Army Launches Southern Damascus Operation after Terrorists’ Refusal to Leave Positions



The Syrian Army troops launched a major assault on ISIL in Southern Damascus after the terrorists deployed in Eastern Syria refused to host their comrades from Yarmouk Camp and Hajar al-Aswad region that are under the army’s siege, an Arab media outlet reported on Friday.

Al-Mayadeen TV network reported that the ISIL terrorists, deployed in al-Kheir Welayat South of al-Sukhnah region in Eastern Homs, refused to host their comrades and their family members trapped in Yarmouk and Hajar al-Aswad.

It further added that the ISIL in Southern Damascus then set further conditions for leaving their positions.

Al-Mayadeen went on to say that the army launched heavy fire at ISIL’s positions after evacuation talks failed.

The Syrian Air force then pounded the strongholds of ISIL and the Al-Nusra front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in Hajar al-Aswad and al-Asali regions, the TV network added.

It further said that the army’s artillery and missile units pounded terrorists’ supply lines in Hajar al-Aswad, al-Qadam, al-Asali and Yarmouk, adding that the army is to launch an imminent operation in the reigns that are under the control of ISIL and Al-Nusra in Southern Damascus.

A media outlet reported on Thursday that the Syrian army gave a 2-day ultimatum to the terrorists in Southern Damascus to leave the region before it starts a major assault against the ISIL.

The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported on Thursday that the Syrian army continues dispatch of new military equipment and forces to anti-ISIL operations zones in al-Yarmouk camp, Hajar al-Aswad region and parts of al-Tazamon and al-Qadam neighborhoods.

It added that the army gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the ISIL to agree with withdrawal from the region, otherwise the army would start its operations in the region.

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