Tensions are mounting in northern Syria as Damascus started moving its forces to face the Turkish troops that are carrying out an operation against the US military in the area.

The Kurdish-led autonomous administration in northern Syria said in a statement that an agreement has been reached with Damascus for the Syrian government troops to be deployed along the border with Turkey.

Lebanese broadcaster al-Mayadeen reported that the Syrian Arab Army will be deployed to the strategic Kurdish-held border town of Kobani within 48 hours.

The Syrian army already entered the city of Manbij in the northern province of Aleppo late on Sunday. The distance between Manbij and Kobani is around 60 milometers, a one-hour car drive.

The Syrian government is going to try to go across and get the oilfields, the gas fields that are so crucial for Syria’s economic well-being.

Northern Syria is also prime agricultural land as the Euphrates River flows down here. The Tabqa Dam that the US military and the Kurds occupy, the Syrian government is going to want to take that back as well.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, would have to show off their best diplomatic skills to avoid an all-out war between their countries.

The Turkish military entered northern Syria without consent from Damascus in order to fight the US-backed Kurdish militia in the Kobani region, whom Ankara regards as terrorists.

RT. com  / ABC Flash Point News 2019.

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