Damascus to host talks with moderate opposition groups

 Damascus to host talks with moderate opposition groups

Leaders of 11 armed groups of moderate opposition from Syria's Eastern Kalamun region have agreed to arrive in Damascus on October 29 to discuss truce with the government. 

The decision was made after talks with the Russian military from the Center of Reconciliation of the Warring Parties. The Russian military have already agreed with the Syrian army on simplifying the procedures for checks at the government roadblocks. They also regularly send convoys with humanitarian assistance there, TASS reported.

The reconciliation center will coordinate the talks and will act as a guarantor of security for all its parties.

The militants, who agreed to participate in the talks, control five major cities in the Eastern Kalamun region, home to about 200,000 people. The elders and civilians had convinced them to sit down at the negotiating table.