المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces and allies intensify the ground shelling on south of the capital Damascus with continued clashes to confine the organization in a narrower scale

Damascus Province, the Syrian Observatory for human rights: the Syrian Observatory monitored operations of intensive rocket shelling by shells and missiles believed to be ground-to-ground by the regime forces since midnight of yesterday, targeting places in Yarmouk Camp and the outskirts of al-Tadamon neighborhood in the southern section of the capital Damascus, amid continues violent clashes in the contact lines in the area, between the “Islamic State” organization against the regime forces supported by the gunmen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, also the organization’s controlled sites in the area were under aerial bombardment before midnight of yesterday, amid information about more casualties in the ranks of both parties.

The Syrian Observatory published yesterday, Tuesday, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the regime forces being able to advance with the support of their allies, and forcing the organization to withdraw from the remaining areas it used to control in al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, where the regime forces imposed their control over the entire neighborhood of al-Hajar al-Aswad, which witnessed hit-and-run clashes and swing of control between the organization and regime’s members and their loyal gunmen in the past few days, in the clashes that have been taking place since the 19th of April 2018, amid attempts by the organization to recover the positions it has lost in the neighbourhood.

And with this advancement for the regime forces south of Damascus, the “Islamic State” organization now has only about 70% of Yarmouk Camp and a part of al-Tadamon neighborhood in the southern sector of the capital, and if the regime forces were able to advance with the support of warplanes, helicopters and the ground shelling, then the organization will lose its existence completely, and it is believed that the organization may return to the previous agreement between it and representatives of the Syrian regime, or reaching a new agreement about its exit from the area.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the countryside during the violent clashes, bombardment and shelling, the death of 221 persons at least, 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 27 officers and 9 of them were executed, while it has increased to 189, 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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