Syria rejects reports of truce with Daesh in southern Damascus

5/20/2018 1:35:00 PM
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Tehran (KNA) - The Syrian army has rejected reports that it observed a brief ceasefire with the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in a southern Damascus neighborhood.


In a statement carried by Syria's official SANA news agency on Saturday, a Syrian military source said the reports about an agreement with Daesh in the al-Hajar al-Aswad district were inaccurate.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) had claimed that pro-Damascus forces and Daesh had observed a truce at midday on Saturday, "ostensibly for five hours," to evacuate terrorists from al-Hajar al-Aswad.

SOHR head Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP that the ceasefire had been negotiated by Russia and pro-government Palestinian factions. He also claimed late Saturday that the truce was still in effect.

Meanwhile, a Syrian soldier told Al-Masdar News that Daesh had called for the ceasefire to discuss terms of its surrender and that the terror outfit wanted evacuation to the country's eastern part.

Source: PressTV

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