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 (10:45 A.M.) – The Turkish Army sent a military convoy to the Syrian border this past weekend as their forces prepare to begin a new operation east of the Euphrates River.

According to local reports, the Turkish military sent reinforcements to the southwestern part of the Mardin Province that borders the Syrian city of Ras Al-‘Ayn.

The convoy reportedly took up positions at the Jilan Biner passageway and consisted of a large number of soldiers and heavy military equipment.

Ras Al-‘Ayn is currently under the control of the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) and their allies.

The Turkish military has been targeting Ras Al-‘Ayn for nearly two weeks now as they continue their campaign against the YPG and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

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For the umpteenth time, the SDF/YPG need to co-ordinate with the SAA their military responses to the FSA/Turkmen and aggressive Turks. That way both multiply their advantages via the foreign invaders. The Syrian Government can always negotiate with the Kurds later

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Right. Northern Cyprus 2.0 on the horizon. Unite when it is not too late.