A picture taken in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus on April 27, 2018 shows smoke billowing in the area during Syrian army shelling and airstrikes. / AFP / Rami al SAYED
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The Syrian army and its allies engaged in a fierce battle on Saturday with Daesh (ISIS) fighters in an enclave south of Damascus held by the jihadist group.Syrian President Bashar Assad this month defeated rebels in their biggest stronghold near Damascus in Eastern Ghouta, and has since then focused on ending resistance in several smaller pockets near the Syrian capital.Daesh lost most of its territory in Syria last year in the face of two rapid offensives, one by the Syrian army backed by Russia and Iran, and the other by an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias backed by the United States.
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