The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched an important assault in southern Damascus on Thursday, resulting in the capture of a strategic checkpoint that was under the control of their former allies in the Al-Nusra Front (Syrian Al-Qaeda group).

According to an Al-Masdar correspondent in Damascus City, ISIS reportedly captured the ‘Arouba Checkpoint after a violent battle with the Al-Nusra Front at the Yalda-Yarmouk axis.

The capture of this checkpoint means that ISIS now has access to the reconciled village of Yalda, which could turn disastrous for all non-ISIS parties in the long-run as the terrorist group grows their presence in southern Damascus.

 

 

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Kaliro Lubowa
Kaliro Lubowa
2016-04-07 16:31

Why?

stein
stein
2016-04-07 17:55

well one reason would be the russian withdrawal

R_of_R
R_of_R
2016-04-08 01:34

🙁