المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Violent attack by ISIS on the capital Damascus, in conjunction with preparations for a new displacement towards the Syrian north

Damascus Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the capital Damascus, is witnessing violent explosions caused by military operations in the southern part of it, after an attack by the “Islamic State” organization in al-Hajar al-Aswad neighbourhood and the outskirts of Yarmouk Camp, and on al-Kadam neighbourhood which has been witnessing since this morning preparations to transfer tens of the fighters of the factions operating in al-Kadam area south of Damascus; along with their families and those who wish to get out with them to the Syrian north, where they were supposed to be transferred within the next hours on buses that had arrived since morning to the outskirts of al-Kadam area, to head the their destination once the preparations and boarding on buses are completed, and the attack of the “Islamic State” organization was accompanied by raids by warplanes on al-Hajar al-Aswad area, amid violent clashes between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them who are present at the outskirts al-Hajar al-Aswad area; against members of the “Islamic State” organization, after which members of the organization advanced as a result of their surprise attack on the area, and the clash is accompanied by exchange of targeting on the clash areas between both parties.

These violent clashes were accompanied by the fall of shells on places in al-Zahra area and other areas controlled by the regime in the vicinity of Yarmouk Camp, amid violent artillery and rocket shelling by the regime forces on areas controlled by the Organization, which caused the displacement of tens of families fearing the intense shelling on the area, and information about casualties in the shelling and clashes between both parties, where Yarmouk Camp witnessed weeks ago violent clashes between the “Islamic State” organization against Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, during which the organization was able to advance, and tens of fighters of both parties were killed and wounded.

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