Turkey’s response was a response to the announced plans of the Americans to create a new army in its border areas, mainly consisting of ethnic Kurds. The Turkish president threatened to use any forces to prevent the development of such a scenario.
Meanwhile, the situation in the province of Idlib is becoming increasingly tense. Militants Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham and ISIS terrorists carry out regular attacks on Syrian government forces, and many militants from the so-called "moderate opposition" stand under the black flags of the Islamic State.
Due to the threatening situation, the Syrian army is forced to transfer additional forces to the hottest spots on the front.