Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew as part of...
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 (4:45 P.M.) – The Turkish Army carried out a new attack against the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on Thursday.

According to local reports, the Turkish Army attacked the YPG’s positions in the town of Ma’arat Umm Hawsh, causing a number of explosions in the process.

Some reports claimed that the Turkish Air Force launched airstrikes on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions inside the key town of Tal Rifa’at in northern Aleppo; however, a military source denied this occurred.

The Turkish Army has been increasingly aggressive towards the YPG these last two months, prompting the latter to also engage in retaliatory attacks.

Most recently, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stayed that his nation’s armed forces were preparing to launch a new operation to eliminate the ‘terrorist’ forces east of the Euphrates.

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