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    Jaysh al-Islam Leader Confirms Agreement on De-Escalation in Eastern Ghouta

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    Mohammed Alloush, political leader of Syrian armed opposition group Jaysh al-Islam stated that the agreement on de-escalation zone in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Syria's capital of Damascus was reached and now it came into force.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Syrian armed opposition group Jaysh al-Islam confirms the agreement on de-escalation zone in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Syria's capital of Damascus, its political leader Mohammed Alloush told Sputnik on Saturday.

    Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry said the agreements on the order of functioning of the Eastern Ghouta de-escalation zone in Syria had been signed following the talks in Cairo between representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry and the Syrian opposition, mediated by the Egyptian side.

    "It is true, the agreement was reached and now it came into force," Alloush said.

    Alloush added that he expected the delivery of humanitarian aid to Ghouta under the agreement, and noted that the zone included the Jobar district.

    "There will be forces of delimitation between us and the regime in the zone, and it is considered part of the political settlement or preparation for it," the Jaysh al-Islam leader added, calling the agreement "the best for the Syrian situation."

    Alloush noted that the statement on the delimitation forces would appear soon.

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