During the evening hours, rebel groups in the embattled Damascus suburb of Darayya were formally offered a surrender deal following recent government gains in the area.

If insurgents in Darayya are to give up their weapons, they will be granted safe passage to other rebel-held areas near the Syrian capital, according to the deal.

Currently, two Islamist groups stubbornly maintain a presence in Darayya; namely the Free Syrian Army (FSA) affiliated Martyrs of Islam Brigade and Ajnad al-Sham.

If agreed to, the proposal will grant residents of Darayya continuous access to food, clean water, electricity and medical assistance.

Commanders of Ajnad al-Sham and the Martyrs of Islam Brigade have been given a one week deadline but are yet to respond to the surrender demand.

Darayya has been a rebel stronghold since 2012, leaving hundreds of locals and rebel fighters under siege ever since.

So far, previous truce deals in Darayya have failed.

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Gulf Day
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Stuff like this are why I love this page

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In other news you say darraya is a ghost town and here ” If agreed to, the proposal will grant residents of Darayya continuous access to food, clean water, electricity and medical assistance.”

Psion
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Go st, no go st = empty diskussion.
Petolucem publish Good man, AMN republish it4us
Make ur Owen man n show whats wrong, not just talk.

From Abroad
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I don’ t understand at all why rebels who surrender should be allowed to leave and take shelter in one of the places that remain under their control. They are thus offered new opportunities to launch more attacks on the Syrian army and the Syrian people. It seems to me that is a recipe for a never ending war, for more destructions, more casualties ,more suffering . It’s quite puzzling.

Psion
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Ok. Take a cup of meze n Think.
Thé world isnt flat u know…
Imagine that there r things outside of ur horizon
Syria is NOT fighting this war alone
So if Russian friends of syria
Say that they can provide a settlement in the area w help of Palestinian partners
It means that there is substance and se should trust them

John pie
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John pie

They need to surrender now and one week the government granted them is too much because those groups of Islamists want to kill any one in Syria contrast to Assad regime ,they want to keep the country united all people Christian and Muslims and Jews .

Psion
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Psion

Syria is NOT fighting alone.
If Russia says ut can reach a local peace deal
W. help fr Palestinian commrades
Ut means we have2trust them

Simon Greate
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Bleipriester
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@Shro
There are still some few civilians. The terrorists don´t allow them to go.

German
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German

Even Terrorists have Parents, Brothers, Daughters, Friends and so on.
It seems that there are around 8000 “Civilians” and Terrorist (around 300-400 are armed) the Area living in the Ruins of Darayya (Population before the War: 78000).

P.S. I can’t hear/read the Name Darayya because i red this Name about 3 Years short bevor the Victory.

Three Years only a Day before the Victory is to much.
Its better to wait if it is clear – than i will read it with joy.

Note:
Fishes can’t swim without Water.
Terrorist can’t exists without People who let them swim.

That’s the Problem (not only) in Syria.