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Damascus: Islam Army attacks ISIS bases in Qaboun, Barzeh neighborhoods

Local | 2015-04-17 00:00:00
Damascus: Islam Army attacks ISIS bases in Qaboun, Barzeh neighborhoods
   Qaboun district
(Zaman Al Wasl)- Islam Army on Thursday launched an attack on Islamic State bases in Barzeh and Qaboun neighborhoods in Damascus, killing 4 and holding captive 20 militants, the key rebel group said in statement.

Islam Army, an Islamist faction operates in Eastern Ghouta district, says the battle against the hardline Islamic State group aims to eliminate any presence for it in Damascus suburbs and its countryside.

The Statement said a group of Free Syrian Army (FSA) is participating in fight against ISIS.

Abu Abbas, rebel commander in First Brigade, told Zaman al-Wasl that 500 fighters had stormed ISIS bases early Thursday after one day time limit.

The battle will continue until cleansing Barzeh and Qaboun from ISIS, Abu Abbas said.

Days ago, Footage showed training camps for ISIS fighters in Qaboun and Barzeh, what set the alarm bells of Islam Army's commander, Zahran Alloush, who visited the embattled neighborhood and met with FSA fighters to prepare for major attack to expel ISIS.

Meanwhile, ISIS still control the vast Yarmouk refugee camp south Damascus since a week.
Zaman Al Wasl
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