On March 22, Russia and Faylaq al-Rahman reached a ceasefire agreement in the western part of the Eastern Ghouta region, according to sources linked to Faylaq al-Rahman. The agreement will reportedly be implemented on March 23.
The sources added that negotiation between Faylaq al-Rahman from one side and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), supported by Russia, on the other side will begin once the ceasefire is implemented.
Meanwhile, an unnamed Syrian security official confirmed to the Russian news outlet Sputnik news that Faylaq al-Rahman leader, Captain Abdel Nasser Shamir, had officially requested negotiations with the SAA through Russia.
Sputnik’s sources said that Shamir wants to be evacuated along with his fighters to the northern governorate of Idlib. The Faylaq al-Rahman leader also wants the SAA to pardon Faylaq al-Rahman fighters who want to stay in their homes in Eastern Ghouta, according to the report.
The Ahrar al-Sham Movement and the SAA reached a similar ceasefire agreement in the district of Harasta on March 17. Only four days later, Ahrar al-Sham agreed to an evacuation agreement, which allows its fighters to withdraw towards Idlib governorate. This scenario will likely be repeated with Faylaq al-Rahman.