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The Latest: US, Turkey agree to cease-fire in Syria

 

October 18, 2019



ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

4:50 a.m. Friday

The U.S. and Turkey have agreed to a cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey's position and aims in the weeklong conflict.

The deal includes a conditional halt to American economic sanctions.

After negotiations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is hailing the five-day cease-fire as the way to end the bloodshed caused by Turkey's i...



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