المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Anticipation for evacuating the south of Damascus this evening and ongoing preparations for getting the buses ready to launch them towards their destination

Damascus Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the ceasefire has been is still continuing in the southern part of the capital Damascus, since yesterday noon, Saturday the 19th of May 2018, after violent clashes which continued for a full month leaving hundreds of casualties, and caused great destruction in Yarmouk Camp and the neighborhoods of Al-Kadam, al-Tadamon and al-Hajar al-Aswad, which used to be controlled by the organization, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the continued preparations for bringing out the members of the organizations and their families from Yarmouk Camp, al-Tadamon and the overlapping part of Yarmouk Camp with the north of al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, towards the Syrian Desert, where the evacuation process is expected to be carried out in the next few hours.

And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored in the past few hours, the “Islamic State” organization continuing the process of burning its headquarters and vehicles, amid the continuation of the exit process of the remainder members of the “Islamic State” organization from less than 70% of Yarmouk Camp, part of al-Tadamon neighborhood and the interlaced area between the northern neighbourhood of al-Hajar al-Aswad south of Yarmouk Camp, and the intersected sources of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that the regime forces are advancing and combing the areas from which the organization withdrew and prepared itself to get out of south Damascus towards the Syrian Desert, in accordance with the secret agreement that took place with regime’s authorities, which imposed a calm since the afternoon of Saturday, the 19th of May 2018, after a month of the violent ashes that took place between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against members of the “Islamic State” organization, accompanied by hundreds of airstrikes by warplanes and helicopters, and hundreds of missiles, rocket and artillery shells, which caused damage and destruction in large parts of these areas located in the southern part of the capital, Damascus.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published today morning, Sunday, the 20th of May 2018, that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the exit of fighters of the “Islamic State” organization from the south of Damascus towards the Syrian Desert, and in details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: a number of buses entered after midnight of yesterday to areas controlled by the “Islamic State” Organization in the southern part of the capital Damascus, to carry on board fighters of the organization and their families, after that the buses exited and departed towards the Syrian Desert, all of that took place in a complete secrecy and away of the Syrian regime’s media amid denial by the regime.

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