المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Artillery and aerial bombardment accompany the clashes in the southern sector of the capital Damascus between the regime and ISIS

Damascus Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the clashes are still taking place violently between the regime forces supported by their loyal gunmen of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in the southern sector of the capital, amid exchange of targeting in the clash areas, where the clashes are concentrated at the outskirts and vicinity of Yarmouk Camp and in the neighborhoods of al-Tadamon and al-Hajar al-Aswad, also the warplanes carried out renewed airstrikes targeting areas in the al-Hajar al-Aswad and outskirts of Yarmouk Camp, amid artillery shelling by the regime forces and rocket shelling targeted areas controlled by the organization, and information about more casualties in the ranks of both parties.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on Saturday, 12th of May 2018 that it monitored shelling by helicopters by explosive barrels, and bombardment by warplanes, in conjunction with renewed shelling by the regime forces by artillery and rocket shells on ISIS controlled areas in Yarmouk Camp, Al-Hajar al-Aswad and Al-Tadamon in the southern part of the capital Damascus, amid violent clashes between the regime forces backed by armed militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against the members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in the vicinity and outskirts Yarmouk Camp, Al-Hajar al-Aswad and Al-Tadamon, amid exchange of targeting in the clash areas between the both parties, and information about the fall of more human losses.

And the Syrian Observatory published few hours ago, that it documented during these attrition battle the killing of 86 members of the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities and 3 of them were captured and executed, and 57 members at least of the “Islamic State” organization, raising to 203 at least, the number of members of the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, who have been killed since Thursday the 19th of April 2018, including 25 officers and 9 of them were executed, while it has increased to 159, the number of members of the organization who were killed in the shelling, clashes and targeting that left tens of wounded in the ranks of the both parties, and the death toll is expected to rise because of the continued combat operations and the presence of injured cases in critical situation.

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