Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of a controversial operation against Kurdish rebels, on March 22, 2016 in Mardin, for Newroz celebration. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for 'New Year', is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21, in Central Asian republics, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Turkish military will launch their eastern Euphrates offensive regardless if the U.S. forces withdraw from Syria or not, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

According to Cavusoglu, the Turkish military operation east of the Euphrates is not contingent on whether or not the U.S. forces withdraw from the country.

Cavusoglu specified that Turkey refuses to allow the ‘terrorists’ (a reference to the YPG/SDF) to continue to operate east of the Euphrates.

The Turkish Foreign Minister vowed to eliminate this ‘terror’ threat from Syria and secure his country’s border from these PKK-aligned Kurdish groups.

The Turkish leadership has been hinting at launching this offensive in the eastern Euphrates for several weeks now, despite the U.S. Coalition’s disapproval.

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This is going to get interesting! Turkey/FSA v NATO ex Turkey, or SAA/SDF/perhaps Russia, or HTS depending on area under dispute. And in the mean time while all the other actors are busy Israel, as their usual parasitic persona, will take the opportunity to bomb Syria unprovoked.

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Erdogan miembro de la Hermandad Musulmana, este es madre de todos los grupos terroristas en el medio oriente.