BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:59 P.M.) – Islamic State forces operating in southern Damascus have suffered massive losses since the Syrian Army commenced its ground offensive two days ago.
According to sources, the terrorist group has lost at least 100 fighters killed in action – among them two emirs and five field commanders – over the last 48 hours. No one is yet quite sure just how many have been wounded.
Apparently most of the losses are due to very intense non-stop artillery (including rocket forces) bombardment the Syrian Army and airstrikes by Russian and Syrian warplanes.
Furthermore, the Syrian Army – supported by allied Palestinian forces – has managed to advance in southern Damascus, so far capturing the Imam Ali Mosque and all building blocks to its west between the Tadamon and Sidi Maqdad districts as well as the Al-Mudjahadeen Mosque in Hajjar al-Aswad district.