ANKARA/AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian army troops clashed with Turkish forces near the border town of Ras al Ain on Wednesday, Syrian state media reported, as Ankara said it reserved the right to launch another cross-border offensive against the Kurdish YPG militia.
The state media gave no details but Turkish-backed rebels said similar, intermittent clashes had occurred in recent days with Syrian troops south of the town, which Turkey seized from Syrian Kurdish-led forces earlier this month.
The report underscores the risk that violence in northeast Syria could rekindle after Ankara and Moscow struck a deal a week ago in which Russia agreed to shift the YPG at least 30 km (18.64 miles) south of the border by late on Tuesday.
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Update #1: Syrian and Turkish armies in deadly border clash (France 24).
Update #2: Death Toll Mounts As Syrian Army & Turkey Engage In Heavy Clashes On Border (Zero Hedge)
WNU Editor: Russia is quickly sending in its forces to separate these Turkish/Syrian forces …. Joint Turkish-Russian patrols set for Syria as Kurdish fighters withdraw (France 24).