BEIRUT – The Syrian forces have started just south of the centre of Damascus and a besieged stronghold of Islamic State (IS) vent. It is believed that this is the reconquest ushers of the enclave of fighters from IS and the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusrafront.
The group IS entrenched in the place of al-Yarmouk and next to it is around the place Babbila, a stronghold of the al-Nusrafront. This is less than 5 km from the centre of Damascus.
Northeast of the city were, until recently, in a large area, multiple combat groups active. This great stronghold of predominantly sunni extremists in the region of Eastern Ghouta since last weekend, completely in the hands of the government. The last fighters have agreed to be evacuated under the supervision of Russia. They are to the extreme north of Syria gone.