After weeks after insurgent infighting, the leadership of Jaish al-Islam and the Failaq al-Rahman brigade finally reached an indefinite ceasefire deal for the East Ghouta region in the eastern Damascus countryside.

The agreement was settled during a meeting earlier today betweeen Essam al-Buwaydhani (Jaish al-Islam leader) and Abdul Nasr Shmeir (Failaq al-Rahman leader).

Rebel leadership East Ghouta

Furthermore, both sides agreed to release prisoners taken during clashes in the embattled East Ghouta region. Roads are also to be reopened for local civilians.

The official statement can be read in Arabic here:
East Ghouta agreement

More than 500 fighters have been killed on both sides during the rebel infighting in East Ghouta with neither side able to gain the decisive upper hand.

The infighting was spawned in early April after the Free Syrian Army (FSA) affiliated Failaq al-Rahman brigade accused the Jaish al-Islam leadership of corruption.

Last week, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) seized upon weakened rebel frontlines to capture the entire southern pocket of East Ghouta.

With rebel forces unified once again, insurgents are expected to do their utmost to halt further government advances in the Damascus countryside.

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Don™
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Don™

@leithfadel I give it two weeks 🙂 they just can’t help themselves. They will always be an ill disciplined criminal rabble.

Amin
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Amin

a peace deal for what? For lands that will be taken back by SAA???!!!

Jonathan Richer
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Jonathan Richer

Too bad they didn’t bomb there meeting!

James Portugal Bustillo
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James Portugal Bustillo

I hope that all those bastards die soon!

AlAl
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AlAl

Do we really need to know this about genocidal psychotic maniacs???