The leadership of radical groups in Syria openly declares the preparation for an offensive against Syrian government forces and refuses to hold any sort of dialogue on political settlement, Maj. Gen. Alexei Tsygankov, head of the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation, said Tuesday.

“The command of ‘National Liberation Army’ [Organization for the Liberation of the Levant, formerly Jabhat Fateh al-Sham or the Nusra Front, a terror group outlawed in Russia] ‘National Front for the Liberation of Syria’ and ‘National Front for Liberation’ openly declares preparations for an offensive against government forces and rejects any dialogue on political settlement of the conflict,” Tsygankov said at a briefing.

Tsygankov reiterated again that the Russian Reconciliation Center calls on commanders of militant groups to abandon armed provocations and choose the path of a peaceful settlement in the areas under their control.

Alexei Tsygankov also said that militants had detained more than 500 supporters of the dialogue with Damascus in Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone in the past two weeks, and that the fate of most of them was unknown.
“Arrests of supporters of political dialogue with Damascus among the local population and opposition commanders on the territory of the Idlib de-escalation zone continue. The number of citizens detained by militants from radical groups in the last two weeks has already exceeded 500. The detainees are being taken away to an unknown destination, the fate of most of them is unknown,” Tsygankov said.
Source: Sputnik
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Jihadis and Radicals will not negotiate and talk peace. It is against their belief and will continue to wage war against anyone and will even end up fighting against one another as we all have seen. It is no use asking these guys to quit on violence and it will not work. You cannot reform these guys, the only solution is bring the heat on by constant Air Attacks so much that these guys will have to quit and run away with their families to Turki after all these guys are getting all the support from Turki. Let Turki take… Read more »

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

That would be wonderful….since one xpect a masive killed terrorists.

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More than 500 detained over the last 2 weeks, sounds a bit iffy to me, the locals wouldn’t put up with HTS fighters abducting their people without some sort of protest, and to date I haven’t seen or heard of any.
In the past the locals have protested loudly when things like this have happened, and some of the braver ones have even responded by kidnapping, and or killing the rebels in a t*t for tat measure, but I haven’t heard a thing yet, so the “500 detained” figure makes me wonder why not, somethings amiss with this story.