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Syrian police deploy in south Damascus after IS defeat

Syrian police deploy in south Damascus after IS defeat

The government on Monday seized the Yarmuk Palestinian camp and adjacent neighbourhoods of Tadamun and Hajar al-Aswad, putting Damascus fully under its control for the first time since 2012.

More IS fighters leave Damascus district: monitor

More IS fighters leave Damascus district: monitor

A second batch of fighters from the Islamic State militant group left their final Damascus stronghold overnight, a monitor said Monday, bringing the Syrian regime closer to a major milestone.

Syria out to crush resistance, denies evacuation deal

Syria out to crush resistance, denies evacuation deal

The recovery of the enclave south of Damascus would mark another milestone in President Bashar al-Assad's war effort, crushing the last besieged rebel enclave in western Syria.

First IS fighters evacuate south Damascus: monitor

First IS fighters evacuate south Damascus: monitor

A first batch of Islamic State group fighters left their final stronghold in Syria's capital early Sunday under a deal struck after weeks of fierce combat, a monitor said.

Damascus shelling, bomb blast kill two

Damascus shelling, bomb blast kill two

A car bomb and shellfire in Syria's capital Damascus killed two people and wounded several others on Wednesday, state television said.

Suspected Israeli strike on Syria kills 8 Iranians

Suspected Israeli strike on Syria kills 8 Iranians

The death toll of a suspected Israeli strike on the outskirts of Damascus has risen to 15 non-Syrian pro-regime fighters including eight Iranians, a Britain-based war monitor said Wednesday.

30 regime forces killed fighting IS in Syria capital

30 regime forces killed fighting IS in Syria capital

More than 30 Syrian government troops have been killed in a southern district of the capital in a fierce counter-offensive by Islamic State group fighters, a monitor said Monday.

Syria regime, rebels reach evacuation deal in southern Damascus: state media

Syria regime, rebels reach evacuation deal in southern Damascus: state media

The Syrian government and rebels have reached a deal to evacuate opposition fighters from an area of southern Damascus near the site of a regime offensive against jihadists, state media said Sunday.

Damascus fighting kills 18 pro-regime fighters

Damascus fighting kills 18 pro-regime fighters

At least 18 pro-Syrian regime combatants have been killed in 24 hours of fighting in southern Damascus against the Islamic State group, a monitor said Tuesday.

Family dead in Syria regime shelling on IS-held district

Family dead in Syria regime shelling on IS-held district

A family of three was killed late on Saturday in a wave of regime shelling on a southern district of Syria's capital held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said.

Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

Syrian rebels began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a rebel official said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave

Syrian army bombards south Damascus enclave

The Syrian army bombarded jihadists in the last area outside government control near Damascus on Friday, as President Bashar al-Assad accelerated his push to retake remaining enclaves.