DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:20 P.M.) – Information emerged on the network claiming that one of the largest Syrian islamist groups, Ahrar Al-Sham, signed ceasefire agreements with Syrian government with the help of Russian mediators in 4 different regions of the country.
Ahrar Al-Sham, being a Syrian offshoot of Muslim Brotherhood movement, has been under direct influence of Qatar since the beginning of the Syrian war, as Qatar, alongside with Turkey, is the main international state sponsor of Muslim Brotherhood.
Therefore, some analysts believe this recent development echoes what is currently happening in the Persian Gulf region where Qatar has ended up in partial diplomatic and isolation after Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and other former allies broke relations with the tiny Gulf nation on the charges of sponsoring terrorist organizations.
In the meantime, Ahrar Al-Sham has published a statement that strongly denies information about any agreement settled with Syrian authorities.
However, several pro-Syrian opposition sources believe that Ahrar Al-Sham leadership merely wants to keep this kind of information confidential, and that the group has already stopped fighting against Syrian Army in a number of areas.