Every now and then, some religious men and military leaders try to mediate to carry on negotiations between the Islamic State and rebels factions.
Especially in Aleppo, attempts are made to exchange the captives of both parties or to sign a truce, but these attempts often fail because the Islamic State refuses to hold any negotiations or reach any agreement with the rebels, sources say.
The Security Institution of the Islamic Front in Aleppo declared on Monday in a statement that the Institution agreed to negotiate with IS after an initiative suggested by Ansar ad-Din Front. The initiative aimed at exchanging the captives of both parties, including Japanese Muslim journalist, Haruna Yokawa.
The Institution said the Islamic State refused the initiative, which is not the first time IS refuses to negotiate with the rebels about exchanging captives.
Translated and edited by the Syrian Observer