Signs of a Russian - Turkish dispute in Syria

Arab newspapers said that the differences between Moscow and Ankara in Syria have become apparent with the support that each side gives openly to the party that is moving in its direction, at a time when Jabhat al-Nusra is preparing respond the attack of the regime forces.

Arab newspapers published this morning focused on the situation in Syria

Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper: signs of a Russian-Turkish dispute in northern Syria

On the Syrian issue, Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said: "Yesterday there were signs of disagreement between Russia and Turkey in northern Syria when Moscow installed 3 monitoring points in cooperation with the Kurds in Tel Refa'at after Ankara presented a qualitative weapon to the Syrian opposition factions in its battles against the regime forces north of Hama.

Kurdish sources said that "Russia will not abandon Tal Rifat and the surrounding areas under the control of the Kurdish units in favor of Turkey free of charge."

Al-Arab newspaper: Syrian opposition recognizes the possibility of losing Idlib

"A senior opposition official said that the Syrian government forces supported by Russia would be able to progress along the road to the Turkish border if they penetrated the opposition defenses in the northwest.

Informed sources said that Turkey has moved in recent days to support factions with new weapons, after failing to reach an agreement with the Russian side to a ceasefire. There are serious doubts about the Turkish position, amid fears among the factions that the Turkish support is so little, especially since Ankara has already failed to support the factions in Aleppo and the eastern Ghouta.

Fawaz Hilal, head of the Salvation Government, which runs Idlib province, said in an interview: "This attack is fierce. It is a bone-breaking battle. The regime, if it can break our defense lines in the northern villages of Hama and the southern countryside of Idlib, will only stop at the border."

Hilal said Edlib's defenses had received reinforcements from fighters displaced from other areas of Syria such as al-Ghouta, Homs, and Dera when the Syrian army took control of their towns.



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