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One year after entering the Yarmouk Camp, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has imposed full control over every building block – save Street 15 and Al-Ja’ounah – inside this strategic district in southern Damascus. According to local reports, Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) surrendered to the ISIS terrorists at almost every street block they controlled in the Yarmouk and Palestinian Camp districts after a brief battle this week. With Yarmouk Camp under their control, ISIS is now able to threaten the central Damascus districts of Al-Midan and Al-Zahira. www.almasdarnews.com... | Al-Masdar News
However, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) have a strong presence in these aforementioned districts, along with Al-Tadamon and Al-Qadam. A small group of ISIS terrorists originally left the Yarmouk Camp District after a three-way ceasefire agreement was put in place between the rebels, government, and ISIS. The government forces left the Yarmouk Camp District as part of the ceasefire agreement that would allow for the ISIS terrorists to be transferred to Al-Raqqa; however, the latter reneged on the ceasefire and quickly seized the abandon areas. www.almasdarnews.com... | Al-Masdar News
early April 2015, most of the Yarmouk camp was overrun by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, sparking armed clashes with Palestinian militia Aknaf Bait al-Maqdis, associated with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. According to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, the ISIL attack resulted in 40 ISIL militants killed; Palestinian sources reported about 12 camp residents killed, while Syrian source reported 13 killed; and independent sources also confirmed two fatalities from mortar fire in an adjacent Damascus area. It was reported that despite Palestinian militia resistance and parallel bombing by the Syrian Air Force, ISIL still controlled 90% of the camp by 6 April. The situation in the camp came to the attention of the UN Security Council, which aimed to discuss the prospects of some 18,000 residents of the occupied camp.
originally posted by: intrptr
Big difference between capturing a camp (they already occupy) on the outskirts of Damascus and 'being in Damascus', somewhere they have yet to show their mugs.
ISIS is losing, but lets keep up the awful threatening terrorist facade.
Just reporting the news from a good source.
Syria’s Palestinian Yarmouk camp almost fully taken by Daesh: PLO Apr 12, 2016 Daesh has taken control of most of the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria after pushing out a rival Takfiri terrorist group, says the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). “Daesh began attacking positions of its former ally al-Nusra and took control of 60 percent of the camp," said PLO chief in Damascus Anwar Abdel Hadi on Tuesday. According to Hadi, three civilians have been killed in the clashes between the rival factions in the camp, located in southern Damascus. "Some Nusra fighters joined Daesh ranks. Daesh then besieged the last remaining Nusra positions and demanded that they leave the camp," he said, adding that now some 6,000 civilians and 3,000 Takfiri militants inhabit the camp The terrorist takeover has been confirmed by the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and has been announced in Takfiri media outlets.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched another large-scale offensive in the east Damascus countryside after their last assault was repelled by the Syrian Armed Forces and Free Syrian Army (FSA) just ten days ago. ISIS began their large-scale assault by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) checkpoints outside the Tishreen Power Plant near Tal Dakwah; this resulted in a fierce battle on Saturday afternoon that pushed well into the evening hours. The Syrian Arab Army was able to beat back both waves of the offensive, thanks in large part to the accuracy of their artillery and missiles which picked off the several enemy combatants near the Tishreen Power Plant. www.almasdarnews.com... | Al-Masdar News