BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:44 P.M.) – A Syrian Army delegation has entered the volatile ISIS controlled areas of the Palestinian Yarmouk camp in southern Damascus to hold discussions with the terrorist groups commanders.
The purpose of this meeting is in the hope to reach a deal with ISIS so that the terrorist group can be evacuated from the camp and relocated to areas of eastern Syria that it controls.
It is in the hope that ISIS, who control 70% of the camp, will accept the evacuation deal, and thus forcing the Syrian franchise of Al-Qaeda, Tahrir al-Sham (formerely the al-Nusra Front) to also accept an evacuation deal, and thus removing all terrorist forces from Yarmouk.
Tahrir al-Sham control around 10% of the camp whilst the Syrian Army control the remaining 20%.
If the negotiations are accepted and a deal reached, it will free up around 1,000 Syrian Army soldiers who can be redeployed to other fronts to fight militant forces, and in this case, most likely East Ghouta.
It is expected that ISIS will accept the deal as they are completely besieged in Yarmouk whilst in eastern and northern Syria they are a facing a collapse too.