Russian and Syrian Forces Arrest 1,000 ISIS Militants – Media Blackout*
By Sean Tabatabai
Russian and Syrian forces have arrested over 1,000 ISIS militants in Syria, amid a total mainstream blackout.
The joint military exercise saw the beset Al Qaboun district of Damascaus finally liberated from ISIS rule, following months of intense clashes between Daesh and Russian and Syrian forces.
Fort-russ.com reports: The move was warmly welcomed by residents of Damascus, whose neighbourhoods were, for the past few months, frequently targeted by rockets and mortars of the terrorists, lurking in Al Qaboun.
New success was also reported in Al Mouadamiyeh, a town, located in the Damascene district of Daraya, where several Al Nusra Front-linked terrorists were annihilated by the units of the Syrian Army.
About 1000 jihadists, associated with Al Nusra Front, are said to have surrendered themselves to authorities in the southern Syrian province of Daraa, earlier on Saturday.
The army also made further advancements in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ez Zour, where ISIS gatherings and movements once again came under intense fire.
Several ISIS targets were destroyed in Al Sheikh Yassin, Al Hamidiyeh and Kanamat neighborhoods of Deir Ez Zour city and the surrounding areas of Deir Ez Zour Airport, leaving many terrorists dead and injured, in addition to destroying their equipment, weapons and ammunition stockpiles.
Deir Ez-Zor was, however, not the only place where ISIS met with losses. Several ISIS terrorists were killed during army raids in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province.
Meanwhile, sources of the YPG, a leading Kurdish militia, associated with the so-called “Syrian Democratic Forces”, reportedly announced it will soon hand over control of Euphrates Dam to the Syrian government.