Victory has been in sight in Deir ez-Zor

The Arab newspapers confirmed that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been about to declare the eradication of IS mercenaries in their last strongholds in Deir ez-Zor countryside, while Turkey has not gained any pledges from Russia to be allowed to launch an attack on north and east Syria.

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The newspapers issued last week focused on the holding of Sochi meeting between Turkey, Iran and Russia, holding the ministerial conference to encourage peace and security in the Middle East in the Polish capital Warsaw, and the American withdrawal's file. 

Al-Arab: The American withdrawal from Syria casts a shadow over Sochi summit

About the Syrian issue, al-Arab newspaper said, "The issue of the US troops' withdrawal from Syria, the situation in Manbij city of Aleppo countryside and the Turkish forthcoming operations east of the Euphrates River will be on the agenda of the leaders at Thursday's summit."

The newspaper added, "Although the Turkish regime promotes that Moscow does not oppose the expected military operations' principle in the north-east of Syria against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) or in the areas east of the Euphrates, many observers confirm that the Turkish President Recep Teyyip Erdogan did not get any commitment from his Russian counterpart Putin or a green light to do so despite the convergence of interests between the two parties in Syria."

Al-Heyat: The Kurds negate any truce with IS

As for SDF's battle against IS mercenaries in their last enclaves in Deir ez-Zor countryside, al-Heyat newspaper said, "Amid an American-European debate on the elimination of IS' danger and the contradictory statements of the American military members with the intention of the US President Donald Trump to withdraw his forces from Syria, a source of SDF' command precluded to stop the battle against IS and to sign a truce with them, and stressed that the announcement of the Syrian north liberation from the mercenaries has been imminent with the collapse of the terrorist organization's militants in about one kilometer2 in al-Baguz neighborhoods."


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