المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In conjunction with the ongoing ceasefire for 36 hours…preparations are underway to evacuate a new batch of ISIS members under the cover of darkness from the south of Damascus towards the Syrian Desert

Damascus Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the calm is still prevailing the southern part of the capital Damascus, where the ceasefire has been is still continuing for 36 after it stopped yesterday noon, Saturday the 19th of May 2018, this cautious calm is accompanied by ongoing preparations for evacuating a new batch of the members of the “Islamic State” organization 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 of this batch is expected to start after the midnight of Sunday – Monday, like the first batch which departed after the midnight of Saturday – Sunday, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on today morning, Sunday the 20th of May 2018, that it 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.

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.

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