The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) is on the move in the southern Damascus countryside, capturing several sites from the extremist rebel forces in the Yarmouk Camp District.
As a result of their success at the Yarmouk Camp District, ISIS has expanded to the nearby village of Yalda after a successful assault to capture the Yalda-Yarmouk axis from Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) earlier this week.
ISIS is now inside of Yalda, where they are fighting the poorly armed rebel fighters that are in control of this village’s northern district.
More importantly, ISIS’ presence in Yalda creates a serious problem for both the rebel and government forces because of the aforementioned village’s proximity to the East Ghouta region.
Should ISIS keep pushing east, they will reach the outskirts of the East Ghouta; and once that happens, the terrorist group will be a stone’s throw away from the heart of Damascus.