DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:20 A.M.) – Thuds and explosions from the heavy shelling and airstrikes ripped through the Syrian capital as the government forces continue to pummel the Islamic State in southern Damascus districts.

The Islamic State terror group still controls a small enclave in the southern outskirts of the capital where fierce fighting is taking place day and night in order to either eliminate the extremist militants or enforce an evacuation deal.

Russian fighter jets are conducting precise airstrikes against militant positions in the overcrowded area while the Syrian Army continues to pummel Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood with Golan ground-to-ground missiles.


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