Press titles ” 2019/1/23 “
Press titles” Arab newspapers touched upon the regional and international interventions in the Syrian affairs to preserve their interests.
Al-Hayat: Putin and Erdogan summit today is beset by complex issues, most notably the fate of Idlib and East of Euphrates
On the Syrian issue, Al-Hayat newspaper touched upon Putin and Erdogan summit and said, “At the first summit after the decision of Washington to withdraw from Syria, and in the absence of the implementation of the Sochi agreement on Idlib in full despite the expiration of the deadline set by the Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan summit in Moscow amid great competition to fill the American vacuum in the East of the Euphrates between players in the Syrian arena. “
The newspaper added, “Moscow is seeking to continue the path of Astana with Iran to discuss the issues of political solution with the stalemate of the Geneva process. Ankara is also trying to convince the Russian leadership to see the buffer zone, to postpone any major battle in Idlib or to coordinate with it to launch limited strikes to eliminate radical elements of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham(Jabhat al-Nusra previously) or the most extremist organization.
According to the newspaper, “the situation in Idlib after four months of Sochi agreement is completed with the continued violations of the Syrian regime and Iran and their desire to storm the countryside of Hama, Latakia, Idlib and Aleppo out of control, and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham which expanded areas of control and took strategic points at the expense of “The National Liberation Front ” backed by Turkey … In the competition to fill the vacuum in northeastern Syria after President Trump’s decision to withdraw his troops, the two presidents will discuss the situation in this region. “
Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper: Russian assurances of Iranian influence in Syria received by Arab capitals before normalization with Damascus
On the issue of Iranian intervention in Syria, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper said, “Lebanese parliamentarians are quoted by an Arab state ambassador to Lebanon as saying that his government, along with other Arab governments who are now studying the reopening of their embassies in Damascus, received assurances from the highest authority in Moscow that Russia is serious in reducing political and military influence of Iran in Syria and that the initiative of the Arab states to resume contact with Damascus after the closure of its embassies because of the war that erupted and which had hoped the Arab League to freeze the membership of Syria, would accelerate the reduction of this influence.
In this context, a Lebanese political figure who took part in the meetings held by US Under Secretary of State Ambassador David Hill with Lebanese state officials and active political figures, stressed that the US envoy spoke clearly about Washington’s position on what is being said about the willingness of the Arab countries to reopen their embassies.
Al-Quds Al-Arabi: 150 fighters of “Islamic State” surrender to the Global Coalition
As for the war on IS, Al-Quds Al-Arabi said, “coinciding with the visit of the American adviser to the Global Coalition in Syria, William Robak, to the countryside of Deir ez-Zor, amid a clear change in the US position on his presence in Syria, Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) took control of ” al-Sousse” town, the last two towns under the control of IS in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, following violent clashes in the city and its environs, and aerial coverage of the Global Coalition aircraft, which carried out several raids on the sites of engagement and fortifications of the besieged organization in the town of al-Bagouz, and the fighting resulted in the surrendering of 150 elements of IS to Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF).”