BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The U.S. military is blocking the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) from entering the border city of Kobani (var. ‘Ayn Al-‘Arab), a new video from northern Syria showed on Monday afternoon.
In the video that was shared on social media, the U.S. military can be seen posted up along the roads leading to Kobani; this forced the Syrian Arab Army to halt their movements in the area.
Exclusive footage by @RonahiTV: U.S. forces on the Qaraqozak bridge in #Kobane are preventing Syrian troops from entering the city after an agreement between the Autonomous Administration & Syrian regime was reached yesterday #TwitterKurds pic.twitter.com/UCJQnfDIWi
— Cahîda Dêrsim (@dersi4m) October 14, 2019
According to some reports from northern Syria, the U.S. military warned the Syrian Army to halt their movements until their troops were fully withdrawn from Kobani.
It is still not clear why the U.S. military is still blocking the Syrian Army; however, Turkey has been eyeing this city for quite some time and the longer the U.S. takes to evacuate their forces, the better it is for Ankara.