On Monday morning, the Arab newspapers focused on the situation in Idlib and the Russian-Turkish talks, in addition to the transfer of mercenaries to Libya, and the Lebanese situation
AL-Sharq al-Awsat: Moscow anticipates talks with Ankara by installing new contact lines in Idlib
The Arab newspapers issued this morning dealt with the Syrian issue several issues, the most prominent of which was the situation in Idlib and the upcoming Russian-Turkish talks today. In this context, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said: "Moscow paved for a new round of talks with Turkey on the situation in Idlib with practical steps to stabilize the new lines of contact, yesterday's data about the deployment of Russian forces along the international route between Damascus and Aleppo, coincided with the announcement by the Ministry of Defense to open new "humanitarian corridors" from Idlib in an affirmation of support for the Syrian army to continue its operations in the region.
It seemed that Moscow, whose rhetoric has escalated strongly against Ankara in the past two days, ignoring Turkish threats to launch a large-scale military operation, is seeking during the round of negotiations taking place today behind closed doors, and the participation of the Russian side, the presidential envoy Alexander Lavrentiv, Deputy Minister Sergey Vershin and military officials, to devoting its own interpretation of the mechanisms for the implementation of the Sochi Agreement on Idlib, which was made clear by recent Russian military statements, confirming that "the recent successes of the Syrian army provided an opportunity to fully implement the terms of the agreement, after Turkey had failed to do so long."
This reference was reflected in the data released by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which confirmed that Moscow deployed control points reinforced with mechanisms along the international road linking Aleppo and Damascus, in order to establish the regime's control of it, and the Ministry of Defense did not formally comment on these data, but confirmed opening new "safe passages" around Idlib, noting the strengthening of pressure on militants in the area.
The Russian Hmeimim Center for Reconciliation in Syria announced that additional crossings and checkpoints had been equipped to facilitate the evacuation of civilians from the De-escalation zone in Idlib, and the center called on leaders of armed groups to "abandon armed provocations and initiate a peaceful settlement in areas under their control."
Moscow believes that controlling international roads is one of the main elements stipulated in the Sochi Agreement, and as such it sets conditions for new lines of contact that must be approved by the Russian and Turkish parties, ignoring Turkish warnings that the Syrian army should withdraw to its previous positions of control before its progress in the weeks. The latter, and a Russian source told Asharq Al-Awsat, that "Moscow is counting, with fixing this point, on discussing a new map for the concentration of Turkish observation points, in a way that prevents new frictions from occurring with the Syrian army, and at the same time saves the Sochi agreement that Moscow wants to maintain with Turkey with making some amendments to it ».
Al-Bayan: The transfer of terrorists is a Turkish plot that threatens the security of the region
In turn, Al-Bayan newspaper said: “Why does Turkey insist on transferring wanted terrorists to Libya? What is the goal behind this? Big question marks that quickly become obscure when we know Ankara’s plans in the region. The Libyan army confirms the transfer of a number of wanted terrorists, whether from their countries or the judiciary, international to Tripoli.
Observers believe that these terrorists and others who have been transferred to Tripoli are members of one organization, the Headquarters of Heyat Tahrir al-Sham, which is linked to al-Qaeda, which Turkey is trying to get rid of from its presence on its borders.
Libyan political analyst Mahmoud al-Misrati told al-Bayan that those who look at the names of these terrorists discover the danger of their presence in Libya, where they tend to attract fighters from their countries of origin to form armed groups fighting first against the Libyan army to occupy a position in the Libyan soil from which they can proceed. To their countries of origin, such as Tunisia and Egypt, indicating that neighboring countries should pay attention to Turkey's plans to strike at its security and stability.
Al-Arab: Lebanon is at the heart of a conflict raging between Iran and the United States
On the Lebanese issue, Al-Arab newspaper said: "The Lebanese capital Beirut constituted the second leg of the tour of the Iranian Shura Council Speaker Ali Larijani after the Syrian capital, Damascus, amid questions about whether this visit took place with an official invitation, and if so, who directed it? And why did the state not announce it? Lebanese, but the Iranian embassy?
Political circles suggest that the visit, which came a few days after the Lebanese parliament gave confidence to the government of Hassan Diab, aims to deliver a message to international and regional powers, led by the United States, that Lebanon has become a major part if not the center of what is called the "axis of resistance".
The circles pointed out that it is not excluded that Hezbollah, which has become the de facto controller of all dimensions of the Lebanese scene, is behind this call, especially as it coincided with the party's revival of the fortieth of the so-called “martyrs of the resistance axis” and what is meant here is coordination of Iranian movements in the region, the commander of the Corps Al-Quds Qasim Soleimani and deputy head of the “Popular Mobilization” militia, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an American raid near Baghdad airport on January 3.