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Kurdish forces in Syria agree on ceasefire with Turkey

Source : 112 Ukraine

The ceasefire agreement is limited down to Syria's northern border area between the towns of Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad
10:14, 18 October 2019

bbc.com

Syrian Democratic Forces headed by Kurdish warlords have agreed to the five days-long ceasefire with Turkey in the border area between these countries. Mazloum Kobani, the leader of SDF said so in an interview with Ronahi TV, as quoted by Reuters.

"Kobani said the agreement is “just the beginning” and will not be able to achieve the goals of Turkey, which launched an incursion into northern Syria last week", the news agency reported.

The ceasefire agreement is limited down to Syria's northern border area between the towns of Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad.
 
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As is known, the Turkish military deployed forces in northern Syria, starting an operation against Syrian Kurds. Turkish Defense Ministry claimed that the operation aims to set the safety zone, which is a necessary step to bringing peace and security in the region.

Turkey wants to settle up to two million Syrian refugees in this area; currently, these people remain in Turkey. This area also features camps with ISIS supporters, guarded by the Kurds.

Related: U.S., Turkey agree on five days-long ceasefire in Syria to let Kurds withdraw, - Pence

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