المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 430 casualties of the regime forces, allies, and ISIS members in 28 days of violent clashes and intense shelling south of Damascus

Damascus Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the clashes continue at a violent pace south of the capital Damascus, for the 28th consecutive day, within the continuous attack by the regime forces to take control of south Damascus from the “Islamic State” organization, and to force it to get out of the area and surrender, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring violent clashes between the regime forces and the militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against members of the “Islamic State” organization, in areas in Yarmouk Camp, of which the organization still controls more than 70% of its area, and in parts of al-Tadamon neighborhood, and the clashes between the regime forces and their allies against members of the organization coincide with exchange of targeting in the clash areas between both parties, amid continuous artillery and missile shelling by the regime forces on the “Islamic State” organization’s controlled areas, along with the flight of warplanes in the sky of the area.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the countryside during the violent clashes, bombardment and shelling, the death of 227 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 200, 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.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published yesterday 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.

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