On Thursday morning, Arab newspapers touched upon the escalation on the eve of the Astana meeting, as well as the support of the Turkish opposition to the uprising angry from the ruling party.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Moscow wants to advance in Idlib with "any price" on the eve of "Astana"
On the Syrian issue, al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper referred to the situation on the ground on the eve of Astana. "The Syrian regime has intensified the bombing of areas in north-west Syria, and the Russian forces poured special forces to achieve progress at all costs in the countryside of Lattakia on the eve of the meeting of Astana, Tuesday, to confront two attacks in the villages of Hama and Lattakia.
Russian special forces admitted to taking part in the attack in rural Lattakia and quoted social media as saying that "our air force is actively involved in supporting infantry groups and has made more than 100 sorties towards the Kubina hills. "Our progress is facing a noticeable decline despite the intensity of the shelling." "Our forces are trying, through 10 groups of highly trained infantry, to break through the hills of Kubina. We are trying to advance at any cost. "
Al-Arab: a "crazy" struggle for control in the north-eastern region of Syria
On the situation of north and east Syria, Al-Arab newspaper reported that "Moscow, Damascus and Ankara, in addition to the People's Protection Units, have adapted their positions in the light of developments in north-east Syria, following the announcement by US Defense Secretary Mark Esber on July 16 that the US armed forces Northeast Syria will remain there indefinitely as part of the multinational force to continue the campaign against Daesh mercenaries.
The International Crisis Group was among those who welcomed the suspension of full US withdrawal because it provides an opportunity to prevent a crazy conflict in this region crowded with a number of local players, regional and international who should manage competition among them.
The International Organization highlighted these developments in a study published on its website at the end of July titled "Quadrature in North-East Syria", in which Washington calls for using its remaining influence to address Turkish concerns about the PKK's role in the northeast and at the same time protect of the People's Protection Units' fighters.
The group believes that the US position on Syria and President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw immediately, while agreeing to maintain a limited presence of US troops in the northeast for an unclear period, is an opportunity to put the region on a path of greater stability.
Al-Bayan: American war against the cells of Iran in Deir-ez-Zor
On another Syrian matter, Al-Bayan newspaper reported that "the visit of the commander of al-Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Qasim Soleimani to the city of al-Bukamal last week marked a turning point in the American-Iranian conflict in Deir -ez-Zor city. Soleimani met with prominent leaders of Iranian and Iraqi from the Popular Mobilization Forces in the border city.
Activists from al-Bukamal confirmed to the al-Bayan that the movement of the Iranian militias after this visit became suspiciously suspicious, while expanding its presence in the city, and confiscated many civilian buildings as well as government and made many security changes. The activists added that Iran has recently expanded its activities to the areas of East Euphrates, and is recruiting some young people in those areas, pointing out that it seeks to divide the ranks of the Arab tribes on the banks of the Euphrates River in order to remove tribes from the US-Kurdish alliance in the region.
It is estimated that the number of Iranian militias about 2,000 fighters belong mainly to the brigade of Fatmayoun and al-Baqir Brigade, led by the tribal figure Nawaf Ragheb al-Bashir.