10/17/2019, 7:38 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Pence: US, Turkey agree to ceasefire in Syria

The United States and Turkey agreed to a ceasefire in Syria, US Vice President Mike Pence announced on Thursday.

Speaking in Ankara, Pence said that he is "proud to report that thanks to the strong leadership of President Donald Trump" all Turkish military operations in northeastern Syria will be suspended for 120 hours to ensure the withdrawal of the Syrian Democratic Forces from the safe zone, after which the entire offensive will be halted permanently.

Washington and Ankara also "mutually committed" to a "peaceful resolution" in the future regarding the region and establishing a safe zone on the border between Syria and Turkey.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JC