Israeli aircraft bombed several positions near Damascus and in the south of the country on Thursday evening, 29 November, according to sources close to the Syrian opposition, with Syrian media reporting anti-aircraft fire against unspecified targets. Israeli blogger “Abu Ali”, considered an expert on Middle East issues, gave details of Israeli air strikes in Syria….

According to well informed sources, Russian police have taken over security in the historic Hamidiya market in central Damascus. Russian police cars began to circulate in the region and searched people entering the former market. Shia militias and pro-Iranian Lebanese Hezbollah fighters had taken control of the famous Damascus market, allowing thousands of Shia to…

Syrian government forces announced they seized full control of the southern districts of Damascus on Monday, one month after launching an air and ground offensive against Islamic State fighters there. The Syrian Arab Army “took control over the Yarmouk camp and al-Hajar al-Aswad,” a spokesman for the General Command of the Syrian Army and Armed…

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the forces of the Syrian regime took over a neighborhood in the south of Damascus from the Islamic State (ISIS) group, thus amputating part of the ultimate jihadist réduit in the capital, announced the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Bashar al-Assad’s regime launched a massive air and ground offensive…

According to a Syrian source, more than 20 pro-regime elements were killed on Tuesday morning 8 May 2018 by a Daech counter-attack against the government and other loyalist forces’ positions in the Hajar al-Aswad area south of Damascus. According to the same source: “Daech activists carried out a manoeuvre to encircle government forces in the…

On May 5, the Syrian Army and its allies liberated the key area of Hajar al-Aswad in southern Damascus from ISIS. The operation became a result of the previous successes of the government forces in the area. At the same time, the evacuation process is ongoing in the eastern part of the southern Damascus pocket….

Syrian government forces have liberated the districts of al-Ma’dhaniyah, al-Asali, al-Qadam and al-Jourah in the southern countryside of Damascus from ISIS. Government troops captured all these areas after air and artillery strikes had destroyed all the ISIS defense there. The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed that 16 Syrian Army (SAA) troops had been killed in…

On April 28, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) and other pro-government factions advanced in the ISIS-held al-Qadam district, south of Damascus as well as captured al-Ma’dhaniyah neighborhood and the industrial complex area, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria. Syrian pro-government sources said that the Syrian Arab Air Force…

On April 26, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA) captured the factories area, south of the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to Syrian pro-government sources. The SAA also advanced in the districts of al-Asali and al-Qadam, north of the factories area capturing several buildings from ISIS. Russia and Syrian warplanes…

At least 18 pro-government fighters were killed in 24 hours in clashes against jihadists of the Islamic state group (IS), entrenched in a pocket of resistance in southern Damascus, an NGO said Tuesday. A total of 52 pro-government fighters and 35 IS jihadists were killed in six days of fighting in the southern outskirts of…