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Turkey resumes operation in northern Syria despite deal with US – media

Turkey’s forces resumed attacks on Ras al-Ayn in northeast Syria on Friday despite a deal on a temporary ceasefire reached with the US, Al Mayadeen TV channel has reported citing Kurdish sources, according to TASS.

Turkey resumes operation in northern Syria despite deal with US – media

Turkey resumes operation in northern Syria despite deal with US – media

STEPANAKERT, OCTOBER 18,  ARTSAKHPRESS: According to Syria’s state news agency SANA, the Turkish military carried out artillery shelling in several villages located near Ras al-Ayn. The Al Arabiya TV channel reported that militants of the Syrian armed opposition units, fighting on Ankara’s side, had attacked a humanitarian convoy heading to the city.

Earlier, Reuters reported that shellings and clashes resumed in the city, shooting was heard and smoke was seen over several neighborhoods.
Turkey’s authorities have not commented on the report.

On Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Vice President Mike Pence held talks in Ankara. Pence said following the meeting that the parties had agreed on a pause in the Turkish offensive in northern Syria to give Kurdish units a chance to withdraw from the so-called "safe-zone" Ankara wants to establish inside Syria.


     

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