BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has refused to surrender their positions in southern Damascus to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), a military source told Al-Masdar News today.
According to the source, the Islamic State was offered transportation to the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor in exchange for surrendering the areas they control in southern Damascus.
However, the terrorist group ultimately refused the Syrian Army’s offer after another round of talks in the Al-Qadam District.
Since the Islamic State refused to surrender again, the Syrian Arab Army will begin their long-awaited operation to clear the southern districts of Damascus.
In the coming weeks, the Syrian Army and their Palestinian allies are expected to kick-off their southern Damascus operation, which will specifically target the ISIS-held areas.