A warplane flies over Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
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Daesh (ISIS) militants agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus Friday, state media reported, as the government seeks to retake the entire Syrian capital and its surrounding areas for the first time since 2011 . This followed a week of escalations by pro-government forces against the Daesh-held Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood and Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus.Residents trickled out to neighboring areas, and the camp's population dwindled from an estimated 200,000 people to a few thousand today, not including the Daesh militants, who took over the camp following a battle with rebels in 2015 .Haitham Bakkar, a media activist from Douma, said he believed the doctors should have elected to relocate to north Syria instead of choosing to live under government authority.The Syrian government says it is fighting a war against terrorism and has sought to portray its recent gains as liberating territory from terrorist control.
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