Rebels Agree to Ceasefire Following Clashes in Damascus

Armed opposition groups clash in suburbs south of Damascus as residents take to the streets to demonstrate against Nusra's presence

The Nusra Front and Sham al-Rasoul brigade in the suburbs of Babila and Beit Sahm, south of Damascus, have agreed to a ceasefire following two days of fierce infighting that killed dozens of fighters and four civilians, activists told Zaman al-Wasl.

Last week, over 1,500 people took to the streets after Friday prayers to protest against Nusra's practices and abuses.

Repeated abuses by Al-Qaeda’s Syrian wing has pushed both people and rebels of the embattled suburbs of Babila and Beit Sahm to request Nusra's departure to avoid further bloodshed.

A Zaman al-Wasl reporter said Nusra fighters have arrested the commander of Sham al-Rasoul, Abu Ammar, killing his comrade.


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