Syria on war footing. Believes foe Turkey may stage provocation

TEL AVIV — The Syrian military is on its second highest alert level, believing Turkey may be attempting to stage a provocation in hopes of drawing Damascus into a conflict, a top Syrian official told KleinOnline.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Syria noted unusual Turkish troop movements in recent days along the Syria-Turkey border.

Turkey claimed the movement was to guard refugees coming into the country from war-torn areas of Syria. The Syrian official, however, said Damascus believes Turkey may be trying to “surprise” Syria with some sort of provocation.

The Syrian official said President Bashar Assad asked Russia to investigate the Turkish Army deployments.

Already, shots were fired today by Syrian forces toward a refugee camp in Turkey, located across the border from Syria.

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