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BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:34 P.M.) – Both Syrian Army and Islamic State ranks have sustained major losses since government forces kicked-off their southern Damascus operation one week ago.

Despite the fact that the battle so far has only consisted of Syrian government forces bombarding ISIS positions and conducting several large probing assaults that have resulted in small gains, the loss of life among troops and militants alike runs into the hundreds.

In the last four days alone, the Syrian Army and allied paramilitary forces have reportedly lost in excess of one hundred men killed in action.

For Islamic State ranks over the last week, the battle toll amounts to at least two hundred fighters killed in action – half of them from relentless shelling and airstrikes.

As per most battles that have taken place in the Damascus city area since the start of the Syrian conflict, the latest government offensive against ISIS-held districts south of the capital has already proven to be extremely costly for both sides; despite this, the main blow of the operation is yet to be delivered.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Honor to those Syria goverment fighter who has died for his country. Their name will be known in the World forever and ever.

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Abu bakr

More like pathetic clowns who’s leader rely on dozens of countries and saa was annihilated in 2015 single handed by Isis
You need to stop using drugs kid, your brain is equal to a brick

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jmNZ

All in the Free World owes a great debt for their liberty to the brave Syrians who have perished fighting against the barbarous Daesh.

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Andrew can you explain why the Syrian military doesn’t use protection uniforms? They don’t even use helmets.

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Willing Conscience

Syria is broke and can’t afford to equip all it’s soldiers and militias properly. It’s mostly the village militias that fare the worst when it comes to equipment, they often have to source it for themselves and are always short of decent weaponry. Russia should be helping out with equipment a lot more than it does, but they’re not really flash with the cash either. So no cash is the main reason.

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Hard to understand why SAA has heavy lost!!
They have upperhand by all means just need to do heavy bombing line by line and go forward .
They should plan their technique better.
Nobody in the world dare to care how do you kill isis. Just use any weapon you wish and finish it

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My guess is because ISIS uses civilian shields that the SAA has to be careful of. The SAA doesn’t look like they use body armour or helmets either.

I would say there is a high concentration of SAA troops surrounding, and ISIS has had some really good shots with help from American satellites above.

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If the Russians bombed them the way the US bombed them in Raqqa they wouldn’t even need to send in ground troops, just mop up teams. But too many civilians would die and Assad is trying to avoid that. There’s one consolation for the Syrian military though, Assad won’t be demanding they take any prisoners, allowing them free will when it comes to instant justice for the Isis fighters that don’t give up. I’ll bet there won’t be many Isis prisoners to lock up at the end of it.

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Assad must stay

Continue the air strikes. priority.

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Loooooool 3 strong nations iran russia china and their dog Assad with all the possible weapons jets and tanks drones against a small group with home made bombs and that small group still kick back, God is indeed with His soldiers.