Battle of Yarmouk Camp – 4/5/2018

Yesterday, the Syrian Army launched a pincer movement in the middle of the ISIS-controlled pocket south of Damascus, splitting the pocket in two. Today they furthered their advantage by taking control of several apartment complexes, a police station, and a mosque. If the Syrian Army continues at its current pace, it seems likely that the entire pocket will be cleared in seven days or less. It is less likely that an evacuation deal will be reached, since there are almost no areas left for ISIS to be bused to. Additionally, the Syrian Army has plenty of troops to spare to finish the operation, with multiple allied militias participating in this offensive to capture a Palestinian refugee camp.


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