ISIS surprise raid seizes Damascus district, fires missile at TV station

In a surprise attack Monday, the Islamic State overran the Qadam district of southern Damascus, bringing its forces closer to the center of the Syrian capital than any other anti-Assad group before, DEBKAfile reports. That night, an ISIS rocket exploded outside the Syrian State TV building. The jihadis followed their usual practice of avoiding major showdowns for large targets and instead, seeking out weak points in the opposition’s defenses and moving in.

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