Skip to comments.Syria war: Islamic State militants leave Damascus suburbs
Posted on 05/20/2018 10:24:39 PM PDT by Cronos
Militants from the Islamic State (IS) group have been evacuated from an enclave in the southern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus, activists say.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a temporary ceasefire had come into effect following heavy bombardment by the Syrian military.
...army operations in the area were nearing their end and insurgent lines were collapsing.
Al-Ikhbariya TV said a new plan is underway to storm IS-held areas in Hajar al-Aswad, near Yarmouk. The channels area correspondent said the coming hours would be decisive for restoring government control in Hajar al-Aswad, but didnt mention Yarmouk.
President Bashar Assads forces launched an offensive against the militants in southern Damascus a month ago. The offensive has brought more than 70 percent of the camp under government control. The capture of these southern neighborhoods would bring the entire capital under government control for the first time since the war began in 2011.
...IS has been driven from virtually all the territory it once controlled in Syria and neighboring Iraq, but is still present in remote areas along the border in Deir el-Zour province.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
If Assad would simply quit allowing munitions to Hezbollah, I wouldnt have a major beef with him.
well, a better option would be to convince hizbullah that their real enemies are the Sunnis (Turks as well as Arabs) and that Israel will stick to its side of the Israeli-Lebanon border (if no provocations).. Then let Hamas and hizbuallah fight it out
Some good news for once.
Nobody is talking about how Assad is CURRENTLY ERASING the largest Paleostinian REFUGEE camp in all of Syria.
The “Yarmouk” camp is being destroyed and not a peep out of the Western Press.
Oh, I forgot, Israelis are not defending their lives so it’s not newsworthy...or evil.
I note the BBC map describes the Turkish-occupied zone as “Syrian rebels”
On the map topic....they had to label it with something. You couldn’t mark it ‘Turkish anti-Assad rebels’ or ‘Turkish Syrian rebels’. And to be honest, I can’t believe a single Turk would be interested in moving down into the territory. This is more of a PR-stunt by Erdogan, and at the appropriate time....they will pronounce success and move back to Turkish lines.
If you follow Turkish entertainment...new movie out....very popular with pro-Erdogan folks....Can Feda. Pro-military story....lots of action...pro-Turkey slant. I expect some movie to be made over the Turkish invasion of Syria and lots of hype to occur.
yes “rebels”... at least they aren’t calling them “youths”... not yet at least...
Wow, the mighty Russians and Assad defeat ISIS 3 years after Russia gets there in the suburbs of Damascus? Putin and Assad should be accused as much of supporting ISIS as your libel. 14% of Russian airstrikes have been against ISIS. This whole thing may be staged.
Assad has helped kill American soldiers, we know that from Iraq, if Iran did, we all know that, so has Assad. Daddy Assad helped kill the Marines in 1983. Assad can go to hell. These people have barely fought ISIS.
Assad, the jihadi supporter, letting them attack Americans/coalition troops in the 2000s, Bush almost attacked Syria because Assad is tied up with Jihadists and any simple history shows it.
The capital, Damascus, 3 years after the Russians got there and they are fighting in the suburbs.
Putin teams up with Erdogan to let Turkey go after the Kurds.
These are not our friends, and let’s not listen to the lies of the Putin Asad side.
Assad, the aide of Al Qaeda.
Cronos tells the mccain aiding jihadists lie, anti-american russian lies.
Assad protects the ancient Christians in Syria. Let him go to hell, but the demon protects Christians from a worse demon (izlamic state and the “rebels” who are jihadis by another name)
McCain aided jihadi “rebels” - this is no Russian propaganda and is not anti-American. Rather McCain and Obama tried to push America into regime change, replacing a secular evil with a far worse jihadi evil. Thank God for saving America from McCain and Obama and giving us Trump
No proof of this, just internet garbage, Russia and Syria have no free press, Putin and Assad are only good at killing babies, they’ve done crap against ISIS.
If one is gnorant, his words are not lies but the expression of ignorance
Okay, post an article that backs up the Putin troll assertion that McCain and Obama backed terrorists.
Good that you go along with Trump bombing Assad, and Israel bombing Al Qaeda supporter Assad as well.
Not a youtube video, not some mickey mouse website, not Russian propaganda, prove McCain and Obama backed Jihadists.
Everyone should not forget, it is very clear, Putin has teamed with Erdogan to let the Turks go after the Kurds, the main force that has defeated ISIS, not the mickey mouse war of Russia with 14% airstrikes against ISIS and still fighting in the capital of Damascus, even making deals with ISIS.
Assad, big oil buyer from ISIS, that too, is easy to quickly confirm.
Putin has teamed up with Erdogan, Turkey is the biggest supporter of the FSA, if one is saying Erdogan is a supporter of Jihadists, Putin has enabled Erodgan and these Jihadists as well.
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