Syrian army takes control of military bases left behind by US forces: Report

The US abandoned bases which have now been taken over by Syrian regime forces, according to Russian state TV. (File photo: AFP)

The Syrian army has taken control of military bases in northeast Syria that were abandoned by US forces, Russian state TV reported on Wednesday.

President Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed US calls for a ceasefire in northeast Syria despite Russia ratcheting up international pressure on Ankara over its “unacceptable” week-long military operation against Kurdish-led forces.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56