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Syrian Kurdish fighters say withdrew in line with ceasefire: U.S. officials

Oct 22 2019

WASHINGTON The commander of Kurdish-led SDF fighters has informed the United States that it has carried out all of its obligations under a U.S.-brokered truce to withdraw forces from a border area with Turkey in northeastern Syria, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

Syrian Kurdish fighters say withdrew in line with ceasefire - U.S. officials

Oct 22 2019

WASHINGTON The commander of Kurdish-led SDF fighters has informed the United States that it has carried out all of its obligations under a U.S.-brokered truce to withdraw forces from a border area with Turkey in northeastern Syria, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Surprise Syria truce hinged on Turkey's deadline demand - top official

Oct 18 2019

ANKARA The surprise deal to suspend Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in Syria hinged on President Tayyip Erdogan's demand that Washington agree a time limit on any ceasefire, a senior Turkish official said on Friday.

Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

Oct 18 2019

ANKARA Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by the Trump administration and cast by Turkey as a complete victory. | Video

UPDATE 7-Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

Oct 17 2019

ANKARA, Oct 17 Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by Washington but which Turkish leaders cast as a complete victory.

U.S. to mount pressure on Turkey to halt Syria offensive, may increase sanctions

Oct 15 2019

WASHINGTON The United States will mount diplomatic pressure on Turkey and threaten Ankara with more sanctions to persuade it to halt its military offensive in northeastern Syria, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.

Scrambling to limit damage, Trump tells Turkey to stop its Syria invasion

Oct 15 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed new sanctions on the NATO ally as Trump scrambled to limit the damage from his much-criticized decision to clear U.S. troops from Turkey's path. | Video

As options narrow on Syria, Trump prepares to drop sanctions hammer on Turkey

Oct 14 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey.

U.S. says reports of killing of Kurdish politician in northeast Syria 'extremely troubling'

Oct 13 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is looking into reports that a Kurdish politician and captured Kurdish fighters were killed in northeastern Syria amid Turkey's offensive, a State Department spokesman told Reuters on Sunday, adding that Washington found the reports disturbing.

Trump threatens Turkey with 'extremely decimated economy' over Syria

Oct 07 2019

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL President Donald Trump on Monday launched a harsh attack on NATO ally Turkey, threatening to destroy its economy if Ankara takes a planned military strike in Syria too far, even though the U.S. leader himself has opened the door for a Turkish incursion. | Video

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