The Lebanese newspaper ‘al-Hayat’ has said that “a meeting has been held between the French president Francois Hollande and the Emir of Qatar Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani in which they talked about Aleppo Battle that has been launched by Syrian Army against the foreign-backed militants from both countries.” The newspaper quotes its sources as saying that both sides have stressed the necessity of “not repeating what happened in al-Qusair city, not in Aleppo nor in Damascus countryside.” The source maintained that an agreement has been reached by both sides to make Salim Idris “a conduit for weapons supply to the militias” and that Salim’s role is “essential”.