Since April 7, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and other pro-government factions have advanced on Jaish al-Islam positions east, west and southwest of the town of Douma and have even entered it.
Amid the SAA’s advances and a lack of immediate military reaction from the US-led coalition to another “chemical attack” conducted by “the Assad regime” in Douma, Jaish al-Islam has decided to back to the negotiations table.
The Syrian state-run news agency SANA released a report providing details on the resumed negotiations (source):
Terrorists of the so-called “Jaish al-Islam” situated in the Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside have asked to negotiate with the Syrian State, an official source said.
The sourced, in a statement to SANA on Sunday, added that the Syrian state has conditioned its participation in negotiations on halting the shelling of Damascus.
Any negotiations underway now are with the Syrian State exclusively after “ Jaish al-Islam” terrorists begged for cessation of military operations launched against them yesterday night, the source said.
The source added that the Syrian State’s approval to negotiate is based on ending the bloodshed of civilians in Douma, liberating all abductees and evacuating “Jaish al-Islam” terrorists to Jarablos.
Earlier, the source announced that terrorists of the so-called “Jaish al-Islam” requested negotiations with the Syrian state.
SANA correspondent said that the request came after the painful blows they received due to the decisive military operation on their positions and hotbeds in Douma.
The correspondent added that the Syrian State agreed to negotiate basing on its keenness to protect civilians and liberate the abductees despite having doubts about their seriousness.