South Syria Factions Renew Fighting ISIS-affiliated Group
The Free Syrian Army has launched a new battle against Khalid ibn al-Walid Army that belongs to ISIS, south Syria.
El-Dorar Al- Shamia said Saturday that the Free Syrian Army factions started a new battle in the purpose of kicking out Khalid ibn al-Walid Army from Yarmouk Basin. Fierce clashes took place between the two sides, coinciding with shelling on the group locations.
The southern front factions launched earlier several battles for the sake of restoring control over regions ruled by Khalid ibn al-Walid Army.
This army controls the majority of Yarmouk Basin towns, and has launched a sudden attack in February 2017 in which it took by force new towns, controlled earlier by the opposition factions.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the clashes were renewed in the western strip of Daraa countryside in which Yarmouk Basin and regions in the surrounding of Masakin Jalin witnessed a fire exchange between Islamic factions and fighters of Khalid ibn al-Walid Army.
These clashes coincide with continuous reinforcement by Khalid ibn al-Walid Army in regions ruled by it, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. It has been monitored that the army threw fliers in regions controlled by the Islamic fighters in western Daraa countryside.
Further, the Syrian regime forces and ISIS denied Saturday reaching an agreement by which ISIS evacuates Yarmouk Camp.
Russia Today reported from field sources that the clashes between the two sides stopped since 12 noon and until 5 in the morning. ISIS showed readiness to withdraw its members and families, a total of 17000.
ISIS announced that its members are still clashing with the regime forces, noting that the death toll reached 900 since 28 days and 37 vehicles were destroyed.