DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:00 A.M.) – Fierce urban warfare continues to break up in a small pocket still held by the Islamic State in southern Damascus amid heavy airstrikes and shelling.
Yesterday, the Syrian forces managed to break through ISIS defensives, splitting the enclave into halves and getting closer to reclaim the Hajar Aswad neighborhood.
Army troops from eastern and western axes met up after engaging in tough clashes against ISIS; a group that is internationally designated as a terror organization.
Meanwhile, thunderous explosions could be heard around the clock in the Syrian capital as Russian and Syrian fighter jets deliver deadly airstrikes to pave the way for the ground invasion.
Below photos taken by a renowned war reporter show military operations carried out by the SAA’s elite 105th Brigade of the Republican Guards in western flank of Hajar Aswad.