The Military Council of Damascus City and its countryside announced that it hadn’t been contacted by any party regarding the de-escalation agreement in the Eastern Ghouta region, which was agreed upon by the Syrian opposition and the Syrian government in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Saturday.
In an official statement, the Military Council welcomed any international efforts to stop the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) operation in Eastern Ghouta which began more than a month ago.
However, the council considered that this agreement is one-sided, even if it the Russian Defense Ministry was part of it.
According to the official statement of the council, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) doesn’t expect that the SAA will respect the agreement. The council thanked FSA groups in southern Syria in the official statement for their insistence on reaching ceasefire agreement in Eastern Ghouta.
On Sunday, Eastern Ghouta witnessed relative calm, as clashes continued only in the Ayn Tarma area and Jobar district east of Damascus.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) announced that its fighters targeted a SAA BMP-2 vehicle in Ayn Tarma.
Separately, Syrian Air Force warplanes targeted HTS positions in Ayn Tarma with more than 10 air strikes.
It should be noted that none of the parties mentioned that the agreement includes all areas of Eastern Ghouta, and the agreement wasn’t expected to include the Ayn Tarma area and the Jobar district because of the presence of HTS there. HTS is a terrorist group and excluded from the agreement.