On Thursday morning, The Arab newspapers focused on the escalation of the bombardment on the so-called demilitarized zone in Syria.
Al-Hayat: Syrian regime escalates bombardment of Idlib and Moscow speaks of coordination with Ankara to curb violence
On the Syrian issue, al-Hayat newspaper reported on the field situation and said, "Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the Russian and Turkish militaries were continuing their contacts to prevent escalation in Idlib, noting that ignoring terrorists' attacks was impossible. She also said in a press summary on Wednesday despite the provocations and aggressive attacks of the terrorists, Russia remained committed to the agreements reached with Turkey on the stability of the situation in Idlib. The military personnel of our two countries continued to coordinate their actions in order to prevent an escalation of violence and instability."
For its part, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, "The air bombardment by the regime's military aircrafts has escalated since Wednesday morning, as the number of raids rose to at least 61 raids." It added that it documented a massacre carried out by the regime's warplanes in the town of Kafar Oweid, where five Syrians, including two children and a woman were killed, in addition to the injury of more than 10 others, while the axis of Kabana in Jabal al-Akrad witnessed heavy shelling operations with dozens of rocket-propelled grenades by the regime's forces."
Al-Sharq al-Awsat: Escalation of shelling on Idlib in the second day of Eid al-Fitr
Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper reported that Russian bombers and Syrian aircrafts bombed areas in the northwest of the country, which celebrated on Wednesday the second day of Eid al-Fitr, in a violent escalation on the Russian-Turkish truce zones, and that resulted in the killing and wounding of at least 15 civilians in raid against Kafar Oweid town in Idlib.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday the military aircrafts of the regime carried out a new massacre in the countryside of Idlib, and left behind at least 15 killed and wounded civilians in Kafar Oweid town, adding: "During the month of fasting, 26,500 air and land strikes were launched by the Russians and the Syrian regime, which resulted in killing about 300 civilians among them 115 children and woman."