The Syrian Armed Forces began to move additional military equipment to the front in the north of the country amid threats from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Over the past few days, the Syrian military has been checking the operational readiness of weapons before they are sent to the Tel Rifat and Manbij areas in the north of the country. The weapons include T-90 tanks, BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launchers (MLRS) and Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems (SAU).
In addition, it is known that columns of military equipment have been moved to the areas bordering the Idlib de-escalation zone.
The sending of additional weapons to the front by the Syrians may be related to Erdogan's recent statements about an "inevitable response to aggression" after a Turkish convoy was attacked in the Marea area on October 10.
The Turkish president said that Ankara's fight in Syria will be "very different" in the future. He stressed that Turkey would fight both the terrorist organizations supported by the U.S. and the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
The Turkish army has completed preparations for operations in northern Syria and is waiting for orders to launch an invasion of four Syrian cities: Manbij, Tel Tamir, Ain Isa and Tel Rifat. It was noted that the operations would be directed against Kurdish supporters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is banned in Turkey.