BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:29 P.M.) – Earlier unconfirmed reports that Islamic State militants in southern Damascus were surrendering to Syrian government forces have turned out to be somewhat true.

According to Al-Masdar News sources, the bulk of ISIS forces based south of the Syrian capital have in fact chosen to surrender and accept evacuation to the country’s eastern desert region where the terrorist group maintains some positions.

On the other hand, not all Islamic State insurgents holding out in the districts of Yarmouk Camp and Hajjar al-Aswad have surrendered yet, nor do they intend to – instead they have chosen to fight on until the very end.

Due to this reality, military operations continue in southern Damascus and only after all ISIS elements either surrender or perish fighting will government forces impose a general ceasefire that will see militants (including Al-Qaeda and Free Syrian Army linked ones) be either evacuated or made to reconcile.

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