BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has moved into position, tonight, to launch their long-awaited southern Damascus offensive, a military source told Al-Masdar News.
According to the source, the Syrian Army’s High Command was awaiting the US’ strikes before giving the green light to their troops to kickoff operations against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in southern Damascus.
The source added that the Syrian Army’s High Command wanted to make sure their were no disruptions that could potentially setback the offensive.
Earlier in the day, they faced their first challenge in southern Damascus, when the Islamic State launched an attack on their positions near the western axis of Al-Qadam.
The attack was ultimately repelled after a short battle with the Islamic State terrorists.