BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 A.M.) – The battle for southern Damascus has taken a violent turn, as the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) attempts to expand its operations into several districts.

ISIS began their expansion last week, when their forces managed to capture 30 percent of the Al-Qadam District after launching a big attack from nearby Yarmouk Camp.

Following this expansion, the Islamic State would launch another big assault in Al-Qadam, seizing another large portion of the district from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

As a result of these ISIS attacks, the Syrian Arab Army has suffered heavy casualties in Al-Qadam.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Army’s death toll in southern Damascus since the commencement of the Islamic State offensive has exceeded 50.

The source added that while ISIS claims almost all of Al-Qadam, they only control about 40 percent of the district, as they failed to capture the central and western neighborhoods.

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Miscalculation from the start. Nothing to gain without engagement of the Tiger forces, Daesh hunters or the 5th division. However, again and again, how is it possible that the deranged subhumans are getting food, water, gas and fuel supplies in a limited area easy to confine?

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Exactly, I agree with your questions all the way. The Yanks and the other disgusting inhumane things are really stepping up their fight….it is about time the Russians understood this and stopped the negotiations, stopped the de-confliction zones and all that rubbish and hit back big time. This is not a conventional war and the enemies have no pride nor honour and certainly do not play by the rules.

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100% the russians need to wake up from there delusional dreaming and stop playing weak political footsy with these western warmongers and there terrorist proxies and stop these ridiculous cease fire and peace talks that only serve western wamrongers,,as i said many times over n over “the only solution is a military one”