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U.S. says struck ceasefire deal knowing Kurdish YPG could not hold territory

Reuters Thursday, 17 October 2019
The United States struck a ceasefire agreement with Turkey on Thursday that will halt the fighting in exchange for a retreat by Kurdish YPG militia from a "safe zone" area in part because the U.S. believed the Kurds would not be able to hold that area militarily anyway, a top U.S. official said.
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News video: Shells fall in northeast Syria despite ceasefire agreement

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Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington said the deal covered only a small part of the territory Ankara aims to seize. Lauren Anthony reports.

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