Agreement on Wadi Barada between Syrian regime and opposition

This frame grab from video provided By Step News Agency, a Syrian opposition media outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows smoke rise from the government forces shelling on Wadi Barada, northwest of Damascus, Syria. (AP)

Syrian opposition factions denied reports of a cease-fire in Wadi Barada in the Damascus suburbs.

An official from the Ahrar al-Sham movement said the report from Hezbollah about reaching a ceasefire agreement for several hours between all the factions in the region, is "a pure  fabrication. "

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Syrian regime and the opposition reached an agreement which forbids attacks on water sources amid clashes.

The agreement was mediated by Russia, in addition to dignitaries from the area, according to the Syrian Observatory.

The Observatory also said the agreement allowed maintenance teams to repair a spring and water pumps, pumping water to the capital, Damascus, from the spring of Ein Fijeh and Wadi Barada, in a move to implement the rest of the terms of the agreement.

 AFP Photo Document reference 000_JK3EG SLUG SYRIA - CONFLICT - DAILY LIFE - WATER Creation date 1/3/2017 Country Damascus, Syria Credit LOUAI BESHARA / AFP File size/pixels/dpi 50.55 Mb / 5292 x 3339 / 300 dpi A general view shows people walking near the Barada river in the Syrian capital Damascus on January 3, 2017. afp

AFP Photo Document reference 000_JK3EG SLUG SYRIA - CONFLICT - DAILY LIFE - WATER Creation date 1/3/2017 Country Damascus, Syria Credit LOUAI BESHARA / AFP File size/pixels/dpi 50.55 Mb / 5292 x 3339 / 300 dpi A general view shows people walking near the Barada river in the Syrian capital Damascus on January 3, 2017. afp

Terms of the agreement

According to the observatory, the rest of the terms of the agreement include:

-The dissidents are exiled from serving military service for a period of six months, with the possibility of returning to military service in their villages.

-Rebels in Wadi Barada must hand over weapons, and turn in anyone wanted by security.

 

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