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5 killed as Turkey conducts air strikes in Syria

The airstrikes came after a cease-fire agreement was announced by the US on Thursday.

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Damascus Published on: October 18, 2019 23:52 IST
5 killed as Turkey conducts air strikes in Syria
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5 killed as Turkey conducts air strikes in Syria

Five people were killed on Friday by Turkish airstrikes in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah despite a cease-fire agreement with Kurdish forces, state news agency SANA reported.

Some 20 others were wounded in the airstrikes that targeted the village of Um al-Kheir on the outskirts of the city of Ras al-Ayn in the countryside of Hasakah province near Turkey, Xinhua reported.

The airstrikes came after a cease-fire agreement was announced by the US on Thursday.

US Vice President Mike Pence said that Turkey has agreed to a cease-fire in Syria, under which the Kurdish forces of the Syrian Democratic Forces must dismantle their defensive fortifications and pull troops from the border area.

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