Turkish, Kurdish forces in Syria agree to ‘stop shooting at each other’

Turkish troops check their tanks near the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (AP)

Turkish and Kurdish militas in northern Syria have reached a “loose agreement” to stop fighting each other, a US defense official told AFP on Tuesday.

“In the last several hours, we have received assurance that all parties involved are going to stop shooting at each other and focus on the ISIL threat,” said Colonel John Thomas, Central Command spokesman, using an acronym for the ISIS group.

“It’s a loose agreement for at least the next couple of days and we are hoping that will solidify.”


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49