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The Latest: Trump says Turkey calls cease-fire 'permanent'

 

October 24, 2019



WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Syria (all times local):

11:45 a.m.

President Donald Trump says Turkey has informed the U.S. it will make "permanent" a five-day cease-fire in Syria. In response, he says he's directing the lifting of economic sanctions on Turkey.

Claiming success at the U.S.-brokered effort, Trump said Wednesday, "this was an outcome created by us." The cease-fire required Kurdish forces formerly allied with the U.S. against the Islamic State group to move out of a roughly 20-mile (32-kilometer) zone on the Turkish border.

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