DAMASCUS, Jan 5 (KUNA) -- Syrian opposition factions said on Sunday a truce
was reached between regular forces and opposition fighters to stop infighting
in Barzeh Neighborhood in Damascus.
The truce, which has capped several days of negotiations between both
sides, includes giving food supplies access, allowing civilians to return home
and setting detainees free, the factions said in a release.
Also under the deal, fighters can keep their weapons and maintain control
over the neighborhood, while regular forces can control main roads leading up
to the areas, they added.
Meanwhile, 200 gunmen from the Syrian Free Army and Jabhat Al-Nusra gave
themselves up to the Syrian Arab Army in Barzeh neighborhood in the city of
Damascus, Syria's official news agency (SANA) quoted a military source as
The 200 gunmen handed over their weapons to the army units, it said, adding
that the units entered the neighborhood, took over the gunmen's heavy weapons
and dismantled many explosive devices that had been planted near the citizens'
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