BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:25 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reportedly pushed through the positions of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the al-Hajar al-Aswad district to the south of Damascus on Saturday, as fighting continued in the area.

Syrian government forces were seen advancing across the rubble-strewn landscape, while mortar and heavy machine gun units were also in action, as smoke billowed over the urban area.

The offensive comes after the Syrian military announced the full recapture of Eastern Ghouta from militants late last month.

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I dont undertstand what is wrong with SAA to advance so hard in this front?
Heavey bombardment , mass SAA manpower to attack, no internationsl pressure to do whatever they want to do with isis in this front, no or few tunnels trenches, group of terrorists who must be tired of 24 hrs fight and low ammunitions and supports,….
It is a shame not to roll over isis 100 m per hour?
Just blow up whichever building or spot the fire come from not blind bombardment

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Uhm… SAA are very conscious of own casualties. No cannon fodder attacks. Against loons with explosive belts it’s easy to go bad in body count.
Don’t count on ammo shortage – never happened so far in Syria. Captagon makes you fight for days in a row. No tunnels would be a first – Daesh is there since ever and has always been struggling with other jihadists, I’d be surprised if they didn’t consolidate defenses.