Negotiations to surrender the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo are held by the High Command of the Syrian Arab Army and Islamist groups.
The High Command of the Syrian Arab Army and Islamist groups have started to hold negotiations to surrender the rebel-held eastern Aleppo pocket, the Al-Masdar news website reported on Wednesday afternoon, citing its own local source.
The two sides are currently discussing the possibility of withdrawal of all Islamist groups from eastern Aleppo, using the contested district of Bustan Al-Qasir.
If the terms, offered during today’s negotiations, satisfy Islamist groups, the Syrian Armed Forces will get full control over some eastern Aleppo neighborhoods.
While some rebel groups have agreed to hold negotiations with the Syrian Army, large Islamist factions, such as the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (previously known as the Al-Nusra Front or the Jabhat al-Nusra) and the Harakat Nour Eddine Al-Zinki refuse to speak to the Syrian government and its Russian allies.