Negotiations for an agreement between the rebels and the Islamic State have continued for the second week in al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood in the south of Damascus, according to local sources.
An activist from southern Damascus confirmed that a ceasefire has been reached between the two parties and all the military operations have stopped, but an official agreement has not yet been signed.
"The terms of the agreement include, in addition to the ceasefire, to find a solution for the crisis between the two parties, considering the Assad regime the main enemy of both parties, to avoid any assault and for the leaders of both parties to be responsible of the actions of their fighters, to stop accusing any civilian or militant of blasphemy," the activist Abu Bahaa said.
Furthermore, the agreement stressed that both parties should stay in their regions and the fighters of the Islamic State should stay in their specified region. The Islamic State is not allowed to capture any person without reference to the Sharia Commission in the region, and it has to reveal the destiny of the persons it has previously captured.
The agreement is supposed to be signed by a number of rebel leaders, among them are Abu Abdurrahman, Abu Fahad, Abu al-Fida, Abu Mazen, and the leader of Syria's Rebels Front, Abu Arab. The leader to sign the agreement on behalf of the Islamic State is Abu Hisham, the leader of IS in al-Hajar al-Aswad.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer