October 20, 2019 / 3:56 PM / 2 months ago

Kurdish militia says it has pulled out from Syria border town

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday it had pulled out all its fighters from the border town of Ras al Ain as part of a U.S.-brokered deal to withdraw from a “safe zone” that Turkey aims to establish near its border.

“We don’t have any more fighters in the city,” Kino Gabriel the SDF spokesman said in a statement. Earlier, Turkey-backed rebels who had taken control of most of the town last week had said the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia were still entrenched in nearly 30% of the town.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Frances Kerry

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