The Palestinian resistance forces, led by the Palestine Liberation Army (PLA), have made significant progress at the Yarmouk Camp of southern Damascus, advancing to the strategic School District Street, where the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) had expelled the Hamas-affiliated “Aknef Beit Al-Maqdis” last week.
Reinforcements from the predominately Palestinian Jarmana Refugee Camp poured into the Yarmouk Camp, as their entrenched comrades were engaged in a fierce firefight with the militants from ISIS and the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” at the Yarmouk Roundabout; this provided a necessary boost to the Palestinian forces that eventually led to the capture of the roundabout.
On the Al-Tadamon and Palestinian Camp axis, the PLA – in coordination with Fatah Al-Intifada and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) – has captured more of Palestine Street after another day of intense firefights with ISIS in the southern part of the district.
According to a source from Fatah Al-Intifada, six soldiers from the PLA and three soldiers from their resistance force were killed on Sunday: Khaled Deeb Al-Laafi (Fatah Al-Intifada), Ahmad Nooh Mohammad (Fatah Al-Intifada), Majd Hassan Yousif (Fatah Al-Intifada), ‘Issa Ghassan Hassouni (PLA), ‘Umar Assi Sweidan (PLA), Nour al-Deen Khodor Al-‘Abdullah (PLA), Mohammad Waleed Nasser (PLA), Hussein Qassim Al-Sobhi (PLA), and Khaled Bashar Abu Yahya (PLA).
The source from Fatah Al-Intifada further added that ISIS suffered at two dozen casualties; however, most of the militants killed were unidentified.
At Hajar Al-Aswad, the militants from ISIS and Jaysh Al-Islam reportedly clashed in the northern sector of the city after almost four months of peace between the two groups.