on Saturday, the Arab press focused on the visit of the European delegation to northern and eastern Syria.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: European delegations visit the east of the Euphrates to «support stability»
On the Syrian issue, Asharq Al-Awsat reported on the visit of European delegations to northern and eastern Syria. "Having rejected most of the Western countries, led by Germany, Britain and France to hand over its elements in the rank of Islamic State terrorist organization, their families, held by the SDF, are considering establishing a special international tribunal to prosecute extremists and have pledged to support stabilization efforts and the education and health sector.
Eric Gevallier of the French Foreign Ministry and Clemens Haag, representative of the German Foreign Ministry, held a meeting two days ago with the co-chair of the Department of External Relations in the «Autonomous Administration» Dr. Abdul Karim Omar and Amal Dada.
Abdel Karim Omar told Asharq Al-Awsat that the file of foreign detainees and their families poses a great burden to the administration, which has repeatedly demanded that their countries restore them. "There are about 6,000 prisoners in detention center, including 1,000 foreigners from around 50 Western and European countries. The rest are Syrians and Iraqis," he said.
The French-German delegation discussed with the representatives of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Autonomous Administration security challenges, political solution, the formation of the Constitutional Committee, and pledged to support the efforts of stability, and the educational sector, and to seek recognition of education certificates in schools and universities administration, he conveyed their view to their governments about the lack of representation of the administration and the "Syrian Democratic Council" in the political process and the constitutional committee.
Al-Arab: Signs of a popular uprising against Iran in Deir –ez-Zor
Regarding the demonstrations against the regime forces in the countryside of Deir-ez-Zor, Al-Arab newspaper said, "North of Deir-ez-Zor witnessed mass protests on Friday, against the Iranian presence in a large part of that province on the border with Iraq.
Iran's attempts to control Deir ez-Zor took various forms, among them is to penetrate the Sunni tribal component of that region and spread Shiism, however, the protest movements in the province since the beginning of this year became more momentum on Friday, reflecting the growing rejection of this presence.
Analysts believe that one of the reasons people went out and protest was the fear that the region could become a battleground between the United States and Iran. Especially after the unknown air strikes that escalated in the last months and the last on September 18, which targeted the headquarters of the Revolutionary Guards and the militias supporting it.
On Friday, demonstrators in the town of al-Salhiya, north of Deir-ez-Zor, took over two checkpoints for Syrian and Iranian government forces.