Negotiations on Douma city continue amid Russian reservations on specific points

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 29 مارس، 2018 12:53:22 م خبر سياسي مفاوضات

Rif Dimashq governorate - SMART

Negotiations between the civil committee of Douma city and Russia continue to discuss the fate of the besieged city in Eastern Ghouta, amid reservations on certain points from the Russian side.

On Thursday, a source from the civil committee told SMART that negotiations are ongoing. Each party is attempting to improve the negotiating terms in their favor. They have come close to resolving points of disagreement between them.

The source, who preferred not to be named, explained that Russia has reservations on two points: one is to stabilize the cease-fire in Douma and its surroundings; the second, is to consider the civil committee as not authorized to discuss military matters.

The source said other points on which Russia has reservations are: identifying the place where members of Jaysh al-Islam in Douma will head, the fate of their heavy weapons, ways in which the wounded can be evacuated, and the release of prisoners.

The source also pointed out that Jaysh al-Islam is the only negotiator on military matters currently in consultation with the civil committee. The source said at the same time that the results from the consultation between them are not binding.

Two days ago, the leader of the Jaysh al-Islam, Muhammad Alloush, told SMART, "Negotiations are ongoing. Great efforts are being made in order to reach an equitable solution for stopping the bloodshed. We have decided not to leave Ghouta, thus things are to continue in the framework of negotiation."

The negotiations in Douma, controlled by Jaysh al-Islam, have met media silence, which coincides with the completion of an agreement to evacuate civilians and al-Rahman Legion fighters from the central sectors of Eastern Ghouta. Earlier, thousands of civilians and fighters from the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement exited from the city of Harasta under a similar agreement.

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تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Freda Hocaine 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 29 مارس، 2018 12:53:22 م خبر سياسي مفاوضات
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