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Kurds Claim Turkish Forces Immediately Violated Ceasefire Agreement

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reported on Friday morning that Turkish forces violated the five-day ceasefire agreement announced on Thursday afternoon almost immediately, as Turkish-allied ground forces continued to attack the town of Ras al-Ain with Turkish air and artillery support.

Turkish army soldiers drive towards the border with Syria near Akcakale in Sanliurfa province on October 8, 2019. - Turkey said on October 8, 2019, it was ready for an offensive into northern Syria, while President Donald Trump insisted the United States had not abandoned its Kurdish allies who would …

Turkey: Ceasefire with Kurds ‘Not a Ceasefire’

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters on Thursday that the ceasefire brokered by the United States between Ankara and Syrian Kurdistan was “not a ceasefire” and that Turkey will only withdraw from Syria when the Kurds evacuate the region.

A Turkish army tank moves towards the Syrian border on October 18, 2019 in Ceylanpinar, Turkey. Turkish forces appeared to continue shelling targets in Northern Syria despite yesterday's announcement, by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, that Turkey had agreed to a ceasefire in its assault on Kurdish-held towns near its …

Romney: Ceasefire Announcement ‘Far from a Victory’

During a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) stated that while he welcomes the announcement of a ceasefire in Syria, “It is far from a victory.” Romney said, “I welcome the vice president’s announcement of

Mitt Romney, pictured May 8, 2012, said Donald Trump "has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president"

Hayward: Democrat Debate Filled with Illusions, Obfuscations, and Lies on Syria

War-torn Syria is one of the murkiest and bloodiest places on Earth. Little clarity could be found on the subject during Tuesday night’s Democrat presidential debate, during which the candidates energetically criticized President Donald Trump, but grew vague and evasive when asked to describe the situation in Syria or explain how they would handle it.

Democratic presidential hopefuls (from L) Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former US Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg participate during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by The New York Times and CNN at Otterbein …