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World Shelling heard around Syrian town after Turkish-U.S. ceasefire deal

09:45  18 october  2019
09:45  18 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - Shelling and gunfire resounded in the area of northeast Syria ’ s Ras al Ain town on Friday, a day after Turkey agreed with the United Smoke rose from one part of the Syrian town . The truce was announced by U . S . Vice President Mike Pence after talks in Ankara

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria between its forces and their allied rebels and U . S .-backed Syrian Kurds, Vice President Mike Pence announced. Pence met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday to push for the ceasefire .

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - Shelling and gunfire resounded in the area of northeast Syria's Ras al Ain town on Friday, a day after Turkey agreed with the United States to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw.

a factory with smoke coming out of it: Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar© Reuters/STOYAN NENOV Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar

From the Turkish town of Ceylanpinar across the border from Ras al Ain, the sound of machine-gun fire and shelling was heard in the area of Ras al Ain. Smoke rose from one part of the Syrian town.

The truce was announced by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence after talks in Ankara with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan, and was praised by President Donald Trump, who said it would save "millions of lives."

If implemented it would achieve all the main objectives Turkey announced when it launched its assault on Oct. 9: control of a strip of Syria more than 30 km (20 miles) deep, with the Kurdish militia, once U.S. allies, obliged to pull out.

It was also unclear if the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would fully comply with the agreement, which would leave Turkish forces in charge of a swathe of territory that the Kurds once held with U.S. military support.

(Reporting by Mert Ozkan; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Jonathan Spicer)

Syria's Assad vows support for Kurds against Turkey assault .
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday said the regime would support Kurdish fighters in the northeast of the war-torn country against Turkish soldiers and their Syrian proxies. "We are prepared to support any group carrying out popular resistance against the Turkish aggression," he said in a video shared by the presidency. "We are prepared to support any group carrying out popular resistance against the Turkish aggression," he said in a video shared by the presidency.

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