Turkey’s Military Operation In Northern Syria — News Updates October 18, 2019

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Reuters: Trump says ‘pause’ in fighting in northeast Syria is back on

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that a five-day ceasefire along the Syrian-Turkish border had resumed, despite shelling and machine-gun fire earlier on Friday.

“There was some sniper fire this morning. There was mortar fire this morning. That was eliminated quickly. And they’re back to the full pause,” Trump told reporters.

The United States and Turkey announced on Thursday they had agreed to the pause in Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria to let the Kurdish-led SDF militia, forces long allied with Washington, withdraw from an area controlled by Turkish forces.

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WNU Editor: Too early to say where this ceasefire/pause will go. I expect we will no more in the coming days. Especially after this meeting …. Erdogan says he will discuss Syria ‘safe zone’ moves with Putin next week (Reuters).

Turkey’s Military Operation In Northern Syria — News Updates October 18, 2019

Turkey’s military operation in Syria: All the latest updates — Al Jazeera
Fighting continues on Syria-Turkey border amid war crimes allegations — The Guardian
Turkey accused of defying Syrian border ceasefire — DW
Syria cease-fire in question after fighting, shelling reported — FOX News
Fighting continues in Syrian town despite cease-fire deal — The Hill
Turkey denies reports of attacks in Syria after cease-fire deal — UPI
Erdogan threatens to restart Syria offensive if Kurds fail to withdraw — France 24
Turkey plans presence across northeast Syria, Erdogan says — Reuters
Trump says Erdogan told him he wants ceasefire to work — AFP
. Trump insists Turkish leader wants cease-fire — The Hill
U.S. ground troops will not enforce Syria safe zone: defense secretary — Reuters
What is the ‘safe zone’ Turkey wants in Syria? — AFP

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