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    A Syrian army soldier makes his way in a tunnel reportedly previously used by rebel fighters in Jobar, a mostly rebel-held area on the eastern outskirts of Damascus on June 2, 2014

    WATCH Syrian Army Uncovers Network of Tunnels for Terrorists in Yarmouk Camp

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    On May 22, the Russian Defense Ministry’s center for Syrian reconciliation stated that the Syrian army was finishing the liberation of the Muhayam al-Yarmouk district from Daesh militants.

    A video, published by the SANA news agency, shows the Syrian military demonstrating a network of tunnels and headquarters for terrorists that it had discovered during a combing operation in the Yarmouk Camp.

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    Earlier this week, the Syrian army confirmed that the southern outskirts of Damascus had been fully liberated from terrorists.

    “As a result of a joint operation of our armed forces and allies, Al Hajar Al Aswad and the surrounding territories have been completely liberated from terrorists,” the army stated.

    The Yarmouk camp was created in 1957 near the Syrian capital, Damascus, to host Palestinian refugees; according to estimates, about 18,000 people used to live there.  From the onset of the civil war in the country, the camp has been a stronghold for terrorists. In April, the Syrian government announced an anti-terror crackdown in the camp, evacuating more than 3,200 militants along with over 5,000 family members from the area.

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