The return of Syria to the Arab family received local and international attention, especially in light of the keenness of the members of the Arab League on the need to strengthen the League’s countries and institutions in facing challenges, including terrorism. According to observers, the return of Syria, which has turned into a hotbed of terrorist organizations over the past period, will have positive repercussions on strengthening its security and stability and putting an end to all threats that pose a threat to Arab and international security.
Islam al-Katatni, a researcher in the affairs of terrorist groups in Cairo, told Okaz: The resumption of Syria’s return to the meetings of the Council of the League of Arab States, and to the arms of the countries of the region once again, after the Arab ministerial meeting yesterday (Sunday), will push first to continue intensifying Arab efforts aimed at helping Damascus to get out of its crisis and contribute to reducing foreign interference in the Arab region, strengthening its internal institutions, especially the army, and confronting external interference, in addition to helping it confront terrorist and extremist organizations, and consolidating its relationship with its surroundings and its Arab depth.
Al-Katatni explained that dozens of terrorist entities have infiltrated Syria, taking advantage of the state of chaos that struck the country over the past decade, led by Al-Qaeda and ISIS, as well as other entities such as the Al-Nusra Front, the Mujahideen Youth Group, the Rahman Legion, and the Levant Corps. The Hittin Brigade, the Al-Furqan Brigade, the Siham al-Haq Brigade, the Suqour al-Sham Brigade, and other names that claim religiosity and Islam and are supported from abroad, and work to increase strife and conflict, which is not surprising if it is on any land to destroy it.
The researcher added that tightening the screws on terrorism in Syria is inevitable, through the exchange of security information between the Arab countries and Damascus, which puts the movements of terrorist elements in the place of tracking and tightening more, especially since there is a percentage of fighters in Syria who are Arabs, and some of them are wanted by Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria.
The Egyptian researcher predicted that Syria, after 12 years of isolation, would become stronger after its return to the Arab League, allowing it to tighten its border security.