Huge plumes of smoke could be seen billowing above the Damascus suburb of Yarmouk on Friday, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reportedly continued shelling the positions of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Earlier in the day, militants controlling areas in south Damascus have reportedly agreed to withdraw, following an offensive by government forces.

Pending a full surrender accord, the SAA reportedly continued launching air strikes and artillery fire on IS positions in the Yarmouk Camp and the nearby districts of Hajar al-Aswad and Tadamun in a bid to clear the remaining pockets of militants in south Damascus.

Should militants in south Damascus fully surrender, the entire area around the Syrian capital will be retaken by government forces.

The offensive comes after the SAA fully recaptured Eastern Ghouta from the militants earlier this month.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 74
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    75
    Shares
ALSO READ  ‘Every Israeli force that enters Lebanon will be destroyed’: Nasrallah

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.