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BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:13 P.M.) – Amid a new and possibly final push, Islamic State forces are on the verge of seizing a very large and long-disputed district town in southern Damascus from Al-Qaeda-linked militants.

Beginning several hours ago, ISIS has launched what could possibly be its final assault to capture the entire district town of Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus from Al-Qaeda affiliate group Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra).

At the present time, Islamic State fighters are targeting Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham defenses at the Ar-Rija Square.

The Ar-Rija Square is being described by sources as the last defensible location and final stronghold of Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham within the remaining areas of Yarmouk Camp still controlled by the Al-Qaeda-linked faction.

The new push by ISIS follows the capture of Yarmouk Camp town’s Halfa, Al-Malyoun and Al-Mashrou’ neighborhoods during the past several days – by urban warfare standards in Damascus city, a blitz advance.

Overall, it appears that the battles for the Halfa, Al-Malyoun and Al-Mashrou’ neighborhoods served to break Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham’s main defense lines in Yarmouk Camp and to this end the rival jihadist group may now face completely losing the district to ISIS – i.e. total defeat.

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