Photos have been used to accuse Barzeh rebels of jointly manning checkpoints with regime troops after the truce was concluded.
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A series of local truce deals in and around Damascus between the Syrian regime and rebel forces are being used for short-term political gain and are likely to be short-lived, opposition sources predict.In Damascus, locally brokered cease-fires in the three strategic areas have already taken place, presenting previously unthinkable compromises on both sides.Humanitarian workers and the government traded blame for attacks on aid convoys attempting to enter the camp, while Damascus complained food parcels may be directed to rebels.In Barzeh, lying adjacent to Damascus to the north, a truce reached appeared more favorable to the rebels.Barzeh was one of the first parts of the capital to see protests against the regime of President Bashar Assad, and while fierce clashes between Free Syrian Army rebels and government forces wrought large-scale destruction and forced thousands to flee, Barzeh has maintained a significant pro-Assad population.Zeyad Al-Shami, an opposition activist with the Barzeh Media Center, said conditions in the neighborhood meant the government was more willing to make concessions, but denied the rebels had joined forces with the regime there.There is no normalization between our FSA and Assad's soldiers".If the regime fails to release those arrested and withdraw completely, he warned the cease-fire would collapse.
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