Daraya local council said that the truce in the town is “in real danger of collapse” as regime forces massed on the southern outskirts of the town. The council said in statement issued on Saturday that they have recently spotted regime reconnaissance aircraft flying over the town, followed by a volley of artillery shells that hit the southern side of Daraya earlier today.
The council pointed out that residents’ fear as a result of these developments were doubled by reports about plans by regime forces to launch a new military campaign on the town. The planned regime attack on the town would cause the truce to totally collapse after it has been largely holding since it was announced in late February.
On Thursday, an aid convoys was refused entry to the town by the Assad regime which insisted on removing baby milk from the convoy, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Shortly after the aid convoy turned back to Damascus, regime forces bombed the place where civilians were gathering to collect relief aid with several mortar shells, killing two civilians, a father and his son, and wounding five others. (Source: Syrian Coalition)