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.