One day after buses arrived to transport the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) terrorists from southern Damascus to the Al-Raqqa Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has fully moved into the Al-Qadam District as part of three-way ceasefire deal.

 

The Al-Qadam District is situated at the western flank of the Yarmouk Camp District and it is also located along the imperative Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5 Highway).

 

With Al-Qadam under their control, they can finally concentrate on the eastern flank of Darayya in the West Ghouta of rural Damascus; this aforementioned city has been contested by the Syrian Arab Army and the Islamist rebels for over 3 and a half years now.

 

In addition to the Syrian Armed Forces being in control of Al-Qadam, the government owned “Syrian Arab News Agency” (SANA) has reported that 500 families are planning to return to this district in southern Damascus.

 

Despite the good news from Al-Qadam, the situation in Hajar Al-Aswad and Yarmouk Camp District are not going as planned.

 

The ISIS leadership reportedly refused to leave Yarmouk Camp and Hajar Al-Aswad yesterday – no reason was given; however, rumors have surfaced about the terrorist group’s disapproval over the terms set forth in the ceasefire agreement last month.

 

Al Masdar