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 (7:00 A.M.) – The Turkish Army has made preparations for a potential invasion of northern Syria amid reports of new reinforcements and weapons being delivered to the southern border region.

According to new reports from northern Syria, the Turkish Army has deployed T-55 and M-110A artillery guns to the border area just north of the Syrian town of Tal Abyad in the Al-Raqqa Governorate.

Turkish Army takes up a position near the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad, which is expected to be their next target in Syria. Turkish Army

While Turkey has repeatedly threatened to launch a cross-border invasion of northern Syria, this appears to be the second time in the last year that they have made these kind of preparations for a military operation east of the Euphrates.

Previously, the U.S. was able to convince Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reconsider his plan to invade the eastern Euphrates region after proposing a safe zone in this area.

However, Turkey has since complained that Washington has failed to live up to their end of the agreement, prompting them to relaunch efforts to begin an invasion of the territories controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and People’s Protection Units (YPG).

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