On Tuesday morning, Arab press focused on the situation in Idlib, in addition to the step taken by the Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, and the Lebanese crisis.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Negotiations between Ankara and "Tahrir al-Sham" to contain the tension
The Arab newspapers published this morning dealt with the Syrian issue on several issues, the most prominent of which was the situation in Idlib, and in this context, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said "negotiations are underway between Heyat Tahrir al-Sham and Turkey to end the tension between them against the backdrop of Turkish forces intervening to break a sit-in near al-Nayrab east of Idlib on the Aleppo-Latakia road the day before yesterday, in an attempt to conduct a joint patrol with Russia, while HTS denied the existence of any attempts to calm down.
There was an exchange of fire between the two parties near the town of al-Nayrab, in which 3 people were killed, and Turkish soldiers were injured, after at least two elements were killed, and three elements of HTS were wounded, which is the most of its elements from Jabhet al-Nusra, having targeted by Turkish drone, while they were wandering inside al-Nayrab city on Monday evening, according to SOHR.
The sources said that negotiations took place, yesterday evening, to end the tension that developed into an armed confrontation that took place for the first time between Turkey and Jabhet al-Nusra (the main component of HTS), in the presence of representatives of Sham Legion and other factions loyal to Turkey, in order to calm things and break the sit-in on the M4 road, but HTS had denied negotiations with Turkish forces.
Al-Arab: Haftar accepts the popular mandate to manage Libyan affairs
In Libya, Al-Arab newspaper said, "The Libyan Army Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar announced acceptance of the popular mandate to manage the country's affairs, and to collapse political al-Skhirat agreement the that resulted from the presidential council headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, who is accused of opening the door to foreign interference, led by Turkish intervention in Libya.
Haftar announced the suspension of the political agreement that destroyed the country and led it to dangerous slips, stressing that this agreement has become from the past by a decision of the Libyan people.
Observers said that Haftar’s announcement would close all ports in front of the efforts of the Turkish regime to implement its sabotage agenda in Libya and block the road to Doha’s activities in support of political Islam groups.
Al-Bayan: confrontations in Lebanon against the backdrop of the deteriorating economic situation
Regarding the Libyan issue, Al Bayan newspaper said, "Hundreds demonstrated in the city of Tripoli in northern Lebanon on Monday night, against the backdrop of the deteriorating economic conditions in the country, in protests interspersed with confrontations with the security forces, despite the preventive measures imposed to contain the emergence coronavirus," according to an AFP correspondent.
A group of men, women and children participated in a march that roamed the streets of the city, calling "a revolution, a revolution," and the demonstrators tried to reach the house of one of the deputies, but the army prevented them, which led to confrontations, according to the reporter.
In al-Nour Square, protesters threw rocks at the soldiers who shoot fire in the air to disperse them.
The National Media Agency reported that demonstrators smashed the bank’s credit bank’s interface at Boulevard Port.
The Lebanese army announced that "a number of banking branches were burned and exposed to the deployed army units, as a military vehicle was targeted with a Molotov cocktail, and another patrol was targeted with a hand grenade, causing two soldiers to be slightly injured."
In a statement, the army called on the peaceful demonstrators to urgently exit the streets and evacuate the squares.
The Red Cross announced that it had taken three people to hospital, while others had been treated in the field.
Lebanon is experiencing the worst economic crisis since the Civil War (1975-1990), and it was exacerbated with the imposition of isolation measures to try to contain the outbreak of the new coronavirus.