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U.S., Turkey agree Ankara to primarily control Syria 'safe zone'

Reuters Thursday, 17 October 2019
Turkey's military will primarily enforce a "safe zone" in northern Syria, according to a joint U.S.-Turkish statement after high-level talks in Ankara at which the sides agreed a temporary ceasefire in a campaign against a Kurdish militia.
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The ceasefire grants the Kurdish-led forces, that were Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), five days to withdraw from the so-called "safe zone" Turkey wants to establish.

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