1. Safe zone meaning. Viewpoints on the meaning of a "safe zone" in the area next to the Turkish border in northeast Syria are clashing between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and Turkey's Erdogan. The Syrian Democratic Forces are calling for international forces to guarantee any "safe zone" in northeast Syria, and not the Turkish troops, in the wake of an American withdrawal.
2. With all eyes on the 2,000 U.S. forces in northern Syria, it is the troops from a small American base at Al-Tanf in southeast Syria that may be the last to leave. Al-Tanf has in fact become one of the main obstacles to President Trumps's plan to leave Syria, Bloomberg said. Israeli and some U.S. officials argue that a continued American presence there is critical to interrupting Iran's supply lines into Lebanon.
3. The regime of President Bashar al Assad in Syria scored another point toward normalization. Khemaies Jhinaoui, Tunisia's foreign minister called on Saturday for the Arab League to readmit Syria. The League suspended Syria's membership in November 2011 as the death toll in the country's civil war mounted.