Syrian Army rocket forces engage militant targets in Damascus (Source: Syrian Digital Media).

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:55 A.M.) – Rocket artillery units of the Syrian Army have commenced a powerful bombardment of Islamic State militia positions, bases and gathering points in southern Damascus.

According to pro-government sources, the rocket shelling by government artillery units against ISIS has been ongoing since early this (Tuesday) morning and is currently targeting the areas held by the terrorist group in the district town of Yarmouk Camp.

On Monday afternoon, Islamic State forces based in southern Damascus attacked rival militants attempting to surrender to the Syrian Army amid the realization of a deal that was to see Al-Qaeda-linked rebels be evacuated to Idlib in exchange for the hand over of their remaining positions in the Al-Qadam district.

Since the initial clashes on late Monday, ISIS has reportedly launched an offensive to capture the areas of Al-Qadam being handed over to government forces before Syrian troops seize them in the wake of withdrawing Al-Qaeda-affiliated forces.

Updates to follow.

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