Rebels fighting the Syrian government fear total collapse as government troops continue to push deeper inside a rebel enclave in southwest Damascus.

Today, the Syrian Army’s highly-trained 4th Armoured Division made significant progress in the insurgent-held suburb of Darayya, seizing a 300 metre long and 450 metre wide strip of territory in the western flank of the rebel-held pocket (the full HD map can be seen here).

As the blockade becomes more stifling, Darayya rebels plead with opposition factions in Daraa and the Eastern Ghouta region to break the siege; a call that has been almost ignored since the mission is next to impossible.

Following the Syrian Army’s advance in this region, pro-opposition social media accounts mourned the death of a key rebel leader, Abu Aref Alayyan (photo below), who was killed in today’s clashes.

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They should just surrender

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Jens Holm

amin is jooking. Might say that advertising make free bews for us…

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The 4th is not an armored, but a mechanized division. Significant difference as the former contains much greater number of tanks.

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Time to finish Hajar al Aswad next

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Amin

Almasdarnews, it is better to change your website name to Advertisementnews :).

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news – nor bews

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This is taking ages, for such a small area that’s entirely besieged and without supplies, ammo, reinforcements etc. Once they finally get to Douma and all of the towns south of it in East Ghouta, is it going to take years to clear through all of that too?

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Nope, as the more such pockets are reduced, the more you can re-affect those who ended their job there. You can stockpile zillions of ammos in a town : an AK round is 56mm long for 10.07mm diameter. in a small 4*3m room for 2.5m high, you can “just” stockpile 5,229,576 AK rounds!!!! When you know that all the SWAT guys shoots about 300 rounds a day but well, few being in a SWAT/USMC doctrine (one shoot, one kill), let say they may use 30 magz a day, there are enough bullets in such a room for shooting your 900rds… Read more »

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But we’re talking about a few thousand terrorists, that have been cut off for years, all the while expending ammo that isn’t being replaced. 5 terrorists could last for years but a small army shouldn’t be able to go beyond a few months, and yet here we are.

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do not take prisoners.