BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – For the first time in seven years, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is in full control of the strategic southern Damascus town of Hajar Al-Aswad.

The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) had reportedly withdrawn completely from Hajar Al-Aswad this morning, but the Syrian Arab Army did not enter these areas until this afternoon.

With Yarmouk Camp and Hajar Al-Aswad secured, all that remains under the Islamic State’s control is the Al-Tadamon District.

Al-Tadamon is currently split in half, with ISIS occupying one side and the Syrian Army controlling the other.

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