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).
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:
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.