Regime, Russia preparing for possible invasion of Idlib

Regime forces and Russia have expanded their military operations in demilitarized zones in preparation for a possible incursion into Idlib, while Washington's classification of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization has alarmed Turkey, Iran and Qatar.

On Thursday, the Arab press touched upon the possibility of the regime and Russia's breaking into Idlib, in addition to the repercussions of Washington's classification of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

The UAE al-Khaleej newspaper: Syrian-Russian escalation paves the way to break into Idlib

On Thursday morning, the Arab newspapers touched upon the Syrian issue, the most important topics was the escalation in Idlib, and in this context, al-Khaleej newspaper said, "The Syrian army forces backed by Russian air strikes expanded the military operations in the countryside of Idlib and Hama on Wednesday, in preparation for the invasion of Idlib, according to sources in the Syrian opposition. The United Nations has spoken about the displacement of some 140 thousand people since February in Idlib governorate and its surroundings in conjunction with the start of the escalation in.// the region.

The newspaper added, "The demilitarized zones in Hama and Idlib villages witnessed an intensive bombing campaign by Russian air force and Syrian army forces. Seven months after the last target, helicopters returned to launch more than 35 barrels of explosives on the towns and villages of Hama by the warplanes."

It made clear, "In a relevant context, the Syrian Observatory said that the Russian forces brought military and engineering machineries, in addition to logistical equipment to the western countryside of Hama, and the government forces have brought other reinforcements towards Hama countryside near the countryside of Idlib, which may indicate a broader military operation."

Al-Khaleej: An Iranian-Turkish fear for classifying the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization

On another issue, al-Khaleej newspaper said, "Iran has rejected the American move to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization to join Turkey's position, whose response was echoed by Justice and Development Party spokesman Omer Glick, who claimed that the decision "would be a great blow for the democratic movement's demands in the Middle East," citing the horror of anti-Islam that may grow in the West, according to his expression.

The newspaper added that the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said, "The United States is not in a position to start classifying others as terrorist organizations, and we reject any American attempt to do so." Zarif's remarks came after having a dinner with the Amir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Tuesday evening


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