BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:35 P.M.) – A month-long operation by Islamic State forces against Al-Qaeda affiliate group Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) for control of the Yarmouk Camp distinct town in southern Damascus has seen the latter faction get totally annihilated by the former.
Both opposition and government observer sources in Damascus describe the fighting between ISIS insurgents and rival militants throughout Yarmouk Camp as particularly brutal.
Just like any battle with the Syrian Army, Islamic State terrorists are taking no prisoners – at least not without executing them soon after.
At the present time, ISIS is storming the Ar-Rija Square (map update available here) – considered by sources to be Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham’s final defense line and last stronghold area within Yarmouk Camp.
Should Islamic State forces take Ar-Rija Square, then Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham will have suffered absolute defeat within the district town – the years-long battle for control of it finally coming to a sudden and very bloody end.