Ceasefire will last for 120 hours, as Kurdish YPG forces leave the area.
US Vice President Mike Pence has announced that the US and Turkey have agreed to a ceasefire in Syria.
Pence and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had earlier met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Here’s what Pence said:
“Let me say this also includes an agreement by Turkey to engage in no military action against the community of Kobani. And, in addition, the United States and Turkey have both mutually committed to a peaceful resolution and future for the safe zone, working on an international basis to ensure that peace and security defines this border region with Syria.”
Turkish YPG and Syrian Defence Forces will leave the area, allowing Turkey to establish a safe zone. Once the safe zone has been established, the ceasefire is expected to be permanent.
US President Donald Trump Tweeted about the ceasefire:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2019
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