Syrian Army clears Damascus southern outskirts of terrorism

Syrian army tightens noose around Palestinian camp held by ISIS

Photo taken on April 29, 2018 shows smoke rising from the Islamic State militant's positions in the Hajar al-Aswad neighbourhood, south of Damascus, Syria.

On Sunday, state news agency SANA said a deal had been reached to evacuate opposition fighters and members of their families from rebel-held areas east of Yarmouk.

The Syrian government has struck a deal with rebel groups in southern Damascus, allowing them safe passage in exchange for the evacuation of civilians in two besieged towns, state media reported.

A deal has also been reached to evacuate rebel fighters from the areas of Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahem, also in southern Damascus, according to SANA.

"The objective is to gradually retake segments of the area until it is all reconquered, as was the case in Eastern Ghouta", he said, referring to the last rebel stronghold near the capital that was seized by government forces last month.

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That bombardment intensified Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said, as regime forces advanced against Daesh inside the districts.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said it was "deeply concerned" about the catastrophic consequences of the escalation of fighting and its impact on the fate of thousands of Palestinian refugees in and around Yarmouk refugee camp, near the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Under the agreement, opposition fighters holed up in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk can travel to the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib.

Yarmouk and the surroundings are now IS's largest urban redoubt in Syria or neighbouring Iraq.

At least 79 regime fighters and 68 Daesh militants have also been killed, the Observatory said.

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Activists in the area told Al Jazeera at least 18 civilians have been killed since the campaign began April 19.

The militants have lost much of the territory they once controlled in both countries since they declared a cross-border caliphate there in 2014.

President Bashar Assad's regime set its sights on the south of the capital after reconquering a major rebel bastion east of Damascus earlier this month.

Eastern Ghouta fell after a brutal military operation and a series of similar evacuation deals brokered by government ally Russian Federation that saw tens of thousands of residents bussed to northern Syria.

More than 350,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since the start of Syria's civil war in 2011 with a deadly crackdown on anti-government protests.

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