BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recently received a major boost in the southern districts of Damascus when their elite 9th Division shock troops arrived to help with the ongoing offensive against the Islamic State (ISIS).

Al-Masdar obtained exclusive pictures of the 9th Division’s Nizar Fandi shock troops that are preparing to storm the strategic town of Hajar Al-Aswad, which is considered an Islamic State stronghold in southern Damascus.

According to members of the 9th Division, their shock troops will begin the assault on Hajar Al-Aswad from two axes: Al-Asali and Al-Qadam.

Below are photos of the 9th Division in Al-Qadam today:

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