This week, Arab newspapers touched upon regional and international moves on Syria
Al-Arab: Washington succeeds in persuading Europeans to shoulder the burden of north Syria
"The talk of the withdrawal of US troops from Syria and the replacement of forces from partner countries in the International Coalition to fight the Islamic state organization has been repeated."
The US Special Envoy to Syria, James Jeffrey, recently announced that a number of members of the 50th Coalition had sent ground troops within weeks to replace their withdrawn US counterpart from Syria.
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Israeli strikes on Syria embarrass Russia
On the latest Israeli raids on Syria, the newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat said, "The Russian reactions to the new Israeli strikes on sites in Syria, yesterday morning, revealed the embarrassment on the Russian side of Israel's launching of massive and powerful strikes only days after the meeting of the heads of the Security Councils The Russian, American and Israeli national in Jerusalem, which could explain, as an expert told Asharq Al-Awsat, that Moscow "gave the cover for Israel to continue its strikes in Syria."
Al-Arab: New international arrangements in northern Syria beyond Turkey
"The United Nations has signed an agreement with SDF to prevent the recruitment of children under the age of 18 in a move described by Turkey as a dangerous development because it would give international legitimacy to this Syrian alliance, which was formed in 2014 to defeat the organization of the Islamic state.
According to the newspaper, "On the other hand, it seems that the agreement raises the panic of Turkey, which it felt carries serious implications threatening its ambitions in Syria, and in the long term constitute a direct threat to its security and added". The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the signing by the United Nations of a plan of action with the "terrorist organization mentioned, is a serious development, and Ankara strongly condemns"