Idlib truce has been chance for Ankara has not implemented its conditions

Arab newspapers were busy last week following the new ceasefire in Idlib, which was considered a Russian deadline for Ankara to implement conditions including the eradicate of Heyat Tahrrir al-Sham (HTS) and Salvation Government.

 On Sunday morning, the Arab newspapers during the past week focused on developments in Idlib and its surroundings.

Statement: Calm in Idlib and Moscow require eradication «Jabhat al-Nusra» and «Salvation Government » to proceed with the cease-fire

"uneasy calm prevails in the northwestern province of Idlib, where the Syrian government and its Russian ally take into account the" unilateral ceasefire "towards armed groups, despite limited skirmishes that resulted in the killing five fighters, according to the Observatory. Syrian Human Rights ...

A military source in the opposition revealed that Russia stipulated that Turkey should eradicate HTS (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and its Salvation Government in Idlib province.

The source confirmed, according to pages on social networking sites of the opposition «on the conditions set by Russia to accept a new agreement with Turkey, and accordingly Russia approved a cease-fire for only 8 days, until the implementation of the conditions».

The source stressed that «the condition of eradicating HTS, on top of the Russian conditions, in addition to the eradication of Salvation Government set up by the body, and the end of the Islamic battalions in all areas of the north». He pointed out that «the reopening of the international roads linking the provinces of Aleppo and Hama« M5 »and the provinces of Aleppo and Latakia« M4 », within the Russian conditions».

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat: Turkey is exploiting the "fragile truce" and strengthening its points in Syria

In the same context, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat said, "Ankara has exploited the" fragile "truce in Idlib declared by the Syrian regime, to strengthen Turkish observation points deployed in the area of De-escalation.

A new Turkish military convoy entered Idlib, the second to enter the area from the Turkish border through the Kafr Lusin crossing. The Turkish army also conducted a military patrol on the Damascus-Aleppo international road in northern Syria, consisting of 4 vehicles, including 2 armored vehicles, with about 25 Turkish soldiers. Towards Idlib province accompanied by elements of the Free Syrian Army, while others deployed near al-Kamari village south of Aleppo.

Al-Arab: US raids break the understandings of Russia and Turkey in Idlib

Al-Arab newspaper said that "raids launched by US aircraft against al-Qaeda positions north of Idlib, opened the door to a new debate between the United States and Russia, about the role-playing game inside Syria, especially west of the Euphrates, where Russia and Turkey compete for influence inside.

Russia on Sunday accused the United States of "endangering" the ceasefire in the Syrian province of Idlib, where Washington carried out an air strike against jihadist leaders on Saturday night.

Arab diplomatic sources considered that the US raids are a new shift in Washington's strategy to combat terrorism in Syria in terms of moving its theater of operations from eastern Syria and the Syrian-Iraqi border to western Syria within the De-escalation zone in Idlib, which is subject to the understandings of Ankara and Moscow.

Arab diplomatic sources in Beirut considered that Washington's renewed military operations in this particular region without notifying Turkey and Russia is a serious challenge to the recent rapprochement between Moscow and Ankara, a challenge to the ongoing coordination between Russia and Turkey on this region, and a challenge to modern understandings between them after the recent visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Moscow. "



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