BEIRUT, LEBANONN (8:55 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) resumed their offensive in the southern part of Damascus this weekend, targeting the Islamist rebel positions inside the city of Hajar Al-Aswad.

ISIS began the assault by storming Jaysh Al-Islam’s positions along Al-Zein Street in Hajar Al-Aswad; this attack resulted in a series of intense clashes that lasted for more than 48 hours.

The terrorist group managed to capture the important white building area on Friday, forcing the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam to withdraw further east towards the southern Damascus town of Yalda.

Once the white building area was captured, the Islamic State seized all of Al-Zein Street of Hajar Al-Aswad, giving them fire control over the western part of Yalda.

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