US, Turkey agree to ceasefire in Syria

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US Vice President Mike Pence said Washington and Ankara agreed to a ceasefire in northeast Syria. 

“Today the United States and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria. Turkish side will pause Operation Peace Spring in order to allow for the withdrawal of YPG forces from the safe zone for 120 hours.

“All military operations under Operation Peace Spring will be paused and Operation Peace Spring will be halted entirely on completion of the withdrawal,” he told a news conference in Ankara. 

Donald Trump, US president, announced “great news” from talks between US and Turkish delegations in Ankara. “Millions of lives will be saved”, he said in a Twitter post.

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