The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is making its final preparations for anoffensive operation in southern Damascus.
According to a source from the SAA, the 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division has received orders from the high command to redeploy from the Beit Jinn pocket near the Golan Heights to the southern suburbs.
The source added that the Syrian Army’s main goal was to retake the Yarmouk Camp, Tadamon District, and Hajar Al-Aswad.
Hajar Al-Aswad was once the most densely populated city in southern Damascus before militant groups entered and forced a mass diaspora of civilians from the area.
In addition to its once large populous, Hajar Al-Aswad is also the gateway to the Yarmouk Camp District, which is currently controlled by a number of terrorist factions, including the Islamic State and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham.