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SDF Highlights Right to Respond to Turkish Breach of Syria Ceasefire


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Fri, 18 Oct 2019 23:18 GMT

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces on Friday October 19th reiterated that they would abide by the ceasefire in northeast Syria, but said it had the right to respond to Turkey's breaches.

Kino Gabriel, spokesman of Syrian Democratic Forces, said 13 SDF personnel and five civilians were killed due to the Turkish breaches in Ras Al-Ain.

A truce was announced on Thursday October 17th by US Vice President Mike Pence after talks in Ankara with Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdoğan to provide a five-day window to allow SDF forces to withdraw from an area controlled by Turkish troops.

"Despite the agreement to halt the fighting, air and artillery attacks continue to target the positions of fighters, civilian settlements and the hospital," in the besieged border town of Ras al-Ain, Kurdish military spokesperson Mustefa Bali said on Friday.

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