Fierce clashes continue raging between the Syrian Army and armed insurgents in the southwestern suburb of Darraya, located nearly 10 km from the capital Damascus.

Less than 400 Islamist militants are holed up in a relatively small area of the long-time battleground of Darraya, thwarting – so far – numerous offensives by government troops to break into the suburb.

Costly as it might be for government servicemen and military hardware, the Syrian Army refrains from engaging in ground invasion while escalating aerial bombardment, killing several rebel commanders.

During the last 48 hours, Darraya rebels mourned three senior field commanders; Hayyan Abu Khalid, Nedal Abu Shadi from Ajnad Islamic Union and Usama Abu Zaid from Martyrs of Islam Brigade (Liwa’ Shuhada al-Islam).

The heavy airstrikes come only one day after the Syrian government after aid convoys carrying food and medicine granted access into the besieged town five days ago.

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Bleipriester
Bleipriester
2016-06-15 17:46

So it was the bombs that seized that 40+ blocks? Didn´t see any bomb capturing something so far…

Tai Hai Chen
Tai Hai Chen
2016-06-15 21:13

If rebels get food and medicine, wouldn’t that give them the power to do offensive and capture Damascus?

Mike
Mike
2016-06-16 02:06
Reply to  Tai Hai Chen

they are going to capture Damascus with 400 fighters? They were trying to arrange a move for them to Idlib. 2000 people total that included all the fighters families but the rebels backed out.

andy
andy
2016-06-16 14:01
Reply to  Tai Hai Chen

Due to Russian’s HARD KICK,this poor Obama moderate terrorist leaving for their haven.

andy
andy
2016-06-16 14:01
Reply to  Tai Hai Chen

Due to Russian’s HARD KICK,this poor Obama moderate terrorist leaving for their haven.