On Thursday morning, the Arab newspapers touched up on the situation in the area called "De-escalation", and turning Qatar into a Turkish protectorate.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Sukhoi plane downed belongs to regime in Idlib countryside and captured pilot
As for the Syrian issue, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper touched on the situation of the region called "De-escalation "It quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying that a warplane belonging to the Syrian regime crashed in Idlib province on Wednesday, after being targeted by armed opposition gangs.
The director of the observatory Rami Abdel Rahman said that «Sukhoi warplane belonging to the Syrian regime crashed in the southern countryside of Idlib in the axis of Tera-al-Sekik, after being targeted by the jihadi factions in the region», referring in particular to Heyat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the former branch of al-Qaeda.
"The pilot was arrested and is now in the capture of HTS," Abdel Rahman told AFP, adding that it was "the first time a regime plane has been shot down since the escalation began" in this area of Syria at the end of April. the past".
Al-Bayan: Syrian Army on the outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun
In the same context, Al-Bayan newspaper said, “Syrian army forces advanced yesterday towards the opposition-controlled town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province, taking advantage of the gains achieved by Russian support since the ceasefire broke down this month, which paves the way for separating the Turkish-backed opposition areas into two separate sections, section is trapped by the army in north and other section related with Turkey.
Syrian army forces seized control of five villages west of Khan Sheikhoun, close to the town of al-Habait, which they seized on Sunday after fierce battles against HTS (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and Islamic and opposition factions. According to the official Syrian news agency «SANA» that the control of these villages was «after the elimination of the last terrorist group organization Jabhat al-Nusra and gangs affiliated to them» ».
Al-Arab: Khan Sheikhoun Damascus Gate to impose a new equation in Idlib
Al-Arab newspaper said, "Syrian government forces are making progress towards the strategic town of Khan Sheikhoun, which is under the control of militant and jihadist factions, restoring the region would mean a decisive turn not only on the ground but also politically.
The army is seeking to take control of Khan Sheikhoun in an attempt to separate the southern countryside of Idlib from the northern countryside of Hama, where there are militant and Islamic factions, most notably the Army of Azza. This scenario of dividing the battle areas into cantons was used in the battle of Eastern al-Ghouta near Damascus and before Aleppo.
In addition to being the largest city in the southern countryside of Idlib, Khan Sheikhoun and neighboring towns in Idlib pass part of a strategic highway, which analysts say Damascus wants to continue to control.
The road constitutes a vital artery linking the most prominent cities under government control from Aleppo in the north, passing Hama and Homs in the middle, then Damascus to the Nasib border crossing with Jordan.
"The regime forces are seeking, with great Russian support, not only to open the international road, but to impose a new reality on the region, factions and their ally Turkey, and use it as a tool or weapon in any current or future negotiation process."
Al-Arab: a new Turkish base in Qatar: an open face occupation
Regarding the Turkish expansion in Qatar, Al-Arab newspaper said, "Turkey is investing its growing influence in Qatar to transform the Gulf emirate into an advanced base for Turkish interests in a vital and strategic depth. Ankara does not hide its desire to invest the Doha crisis and its regional isolation as a gateway to establish its military and intelligence presence by establishing a military base. In 2014, the readiness to build a new base with greater specifications and a qualitative military presence in terms of troop numbers, military components and strategic objectives, which makes Qatar a Turkish protectorate and turns military cooperation into an open occupation.