BEIRUT: The Syrian military and its allies engaged in a fierce battle at present with ISIS terrorists in an enclave south of Damascus held by the ISIS. Reuters witnesses, a battle monitor and state tv reported intense preventing together with artillery bombardment and small arms hearth.
The military had made broad advances, mentioned state tv. The monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, mentioned it had gained management of a number of buildings within the densely built-up space.
Footage on state TV confirmed tanks rolling throughout an open space of fields to the sting of the enclave, which incorporates components of al-Qadam district, al-Hajar al-Aswad and the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp.
It confirmed uniformed troopers transferring by means of battered streets with dense clouds of black smoke overhead, whereas the whizz and crash of artillery hearth, the rattle of small arms hearth and deep echoing blasts might all be heard.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad this month defeated terrorists of their greatest stronghold close to Damascus in japanese Ghouta, and has since then targeted on ending resistance in a number of smaller pockets close to the Syrian capital.
It has held onto some areas of desert in japanese Syria, in addition to to the pocket in south Damascus and one different space by the borders with Jordan and Israel which is held by a bunch that has pledged allegiance to it.
Russia’s entry into the battle in 2015 has propelled Assad to a succession of victories which have dashed any terrorist’s hopes of ousting him militarily, however terror teams nonetheless maintain giant swathes of northwest and southwest Syria.