Syrian Troops Break into IS-Held Damascus District

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Syrian state media is reporting that government forces have pushed into a Damascus neighborhood held by the Islamic State group from different directions and captured buildings on several street blocks and tunnels used by the extremists.

State news agency SANA said Thursday that dozens of IS fighters were killed in battles in the southern Damascus neighborhood of Hajar al-Aswad during which ground forces closely coordinated with the air force in bombarding the area.

The opposition's Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian authorities ordered rebel groups in the southern Damascus suburbs of Babila, Beit Sahm and Yalda to hand over fronts lines with IS in the area or face government bombardment.

The Observatory said the government wants to open new fronts against IS to expand pressure on the extremists.

Comments 5
Thumb justin 26 April 2018, 14:03

Changing of the Guards

Thumb Mystic 26 April 2018, 15:23

Syrian Army cleansing Yarmouk for Israeli Salafis.

Thumb s.o.s 26 April 2018, 15:37

in yoghurt, quickly!

Thumb justin 26 April 2018, 15:53

But you love Palestine and the Palestinians right Mystic?

Thumb s.o.s 26 April 2018, 16:46

They never loved Palestinians just like they never loved Syrians, they just want their lands to settle on them. so thousands of Syrians have been kicked out of their houses and found later on that illiterate and illegitimate ‘Lebanese’ Shias moved in them with their families.