Internal Security Forces hoist national flag over al-Hajar al-Aswad and al-Yarmouk Camp
By Leith Aboufadel
May 22, 2018
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 A.M.) – The battle for the historical city of Damascus has ended in a complete victory for the Syrian military after more than seven years of fighting.
Led by their 4th Mechanized Division and Republican Guard troops, the Syrian Army was able to pressure the last Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists inside of the Yarmouk Camp and Hajar Al-Aswad to surrender their positions in exchange for transportation to eastern Syria.
This transfer of Islamic State terrorists to the Badiya Al-Sham region of Syria marked the end of the Battle of Damascus and a decisive victory for the Syrian government. With Damascus secured, the Syrian military will now focus on the southern provinces of Dara’a and Al-Quneitra, which have long been a problem for the government.
See also SANA's report with pix.