BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – For the first time since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, the city of Damascus is fully under the control of the Syrian military.

The long-time stronghold for the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), southern Damascus was the only part of the capital that was still outside of the Syrian government’s control.

However, that would change on May 19th, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) finally agreed to hold talks with the Islamic State in the area; this would lead to the latter’s surrender the next day.

The remaining Islamic State terrorists and their family members will now be transported to the vast Badiya area that was located between eastern Homs and western Deir Ezzor.

With ISIS gone, the Syrian Army now free up thousands of soldiers for the upcoming offensive in the southern provinces of Al-Quneitra and Dara’a.

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kudos to syria and her true allies – victories are aplentiful and on-going

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Chauhan Chauhan

SAA should also increase presnce in desert if they are sending isil to badiya region. otherwise this isil scum will attack palmayr or almaydin. it will be threat

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Contradictions galore today regards Southern Damascus and ISIS; have they held talks?, have they moved out already? – WHAT ?.

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We will know in due course Al, I am sure. The desert area has become a dumping ground for ISIS and although that is a threat to the SAA it is hopefully less costly that a FIBUA operation against suicidal Wahabis in Damascus. It will of course necessitate the significant reinforcement of SAA units operating in the desert. I am blowing my own trumpet here when I say that I thought a good strategy was to use the desert areas as a final killing ground of ISIS in Syria about 12 months ago 🙂 All sorts of new weapons can… Read more »