On Tuesday morning, Arab newspapers touched upon the battle fields in Syria.
Al-Arab: the strategic town of al-Habit in the capture of Assad forces
Regarding Syria, Al-Arab newspaper reported on the situation in the area of De-escalation “The Syrian regime managed to intensify its military operations with Russian support in Idlib province since last April, From the restoration of the strategic town of al-Habit, which has been under the control of opposition factions since 2012.
Al-Habit is the first town controlled by regime forces in the southern countryside of Idlib since the beginning of the escalation, which led to the majority of its population displaced. The Syrian army took control of it after fighting with jihadist and opposition factions that killed more than 60 people from both sides and marked the first field progress of the regime in the northwest province since the military escalation began more than three months ago, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Al- Ittihad: large displacement of people as a result of the escalation in Idlib
n the same context, Al-Ittihad newspaper said, "The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the areas of Khan Sheikhoun, al-Tamana, Abdeen and Kafr Sajna and its surroundings in the southern sector of Idlib countryside, witnessed the displacement during the past 24 hours, as a result of the violent escalation by the Syrian army and its Russian ally by land and air. Official observation of the report of the Observatory, whether from the Russian or Syrian side or from an independent source, said that the Observatory said that dozens have been displaced from these areas after most of the people had been displaced earlier since the beginning of the most violent escalation, while Russian warplanes, helicopters and planes continue to escalate the bombing on the countryside of Idlib and Hama within the area of "De-escalation" yesterday, in a normal daily scene followed by Russia and the Syrian army to displace people and advance on land on the ground.
AlSharq al-Awsat: US delegation in Turkey to coordinate the establishment of a buffer zone in northern Syria
Regarding Turkish threats to northern and eastern Syria, a US delegation arrived in Turkey on Monday to work on establishing an operations center to coordinate with the Turkish authorities to establish a buffer zone in northern Syria.
The Turkish Defense Ministry announced that six US officials arrived in Shanlıurfa in southeast Turkey, to start work on the establishment of a "joint operations center" is expected to "open its doors in the next few days," according to "Agence France Presse."
Under an agreement reached last week between Ankara and Washington at the end of difficult negotiations, it was agreed to establish a joint operations center to coordinate how to establish a buffer zone in northern Syria.
It is not yet clear what the features of this buffer zone, nor did the parties agree on a specific calendar for its establishment, nor the depth inside the Syrian territory, nor on the forces that will be deployed there.