BEIRUT: A recent truce agreement covering the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp has stalled, according to pro-regime and pro-opposition news outlets.
Al-Watan newspaper, which is close to the Syrian regime, said that the multi-item accord that was reached late last month was now effectively “frozen.”
Rebel fighters in the camp, a sprawling neighborhood in the southern part of the capital, had failed to live up to their commitments under the agreement, the report said, adding that the presence of militants from the Nusra Front and ISIS, rival jihadist groups, had complicated the issue.
Nusra and other Islamist militias have been waging an offensive against ISIS in suburbs of the capital in recent weeks.
Pro-opposition media outlets, however, cited skepticism on the part of camp residents about the regime’s announced intention to rehabilitate fighters and activists who turn themselves in to the authorities.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 04, 2014, on page 8.