Netanyahu Voices Hope for Syria Ceasefire in Pompeo Talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced hope Friday that a US-brokered ceasefire will hold between Turkey and Syria’s Kurds as he discussed the turbulent region with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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US, Turkey Agree on Turkish Cease-Fire with Syrian Kurds

The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a five-day cease-fire in the Turks’ attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria to allow the Kurds to withdraw to roughly 20 miles away from the Turkish border.

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How the Military Will Carry out a Hasty, Risky Withdrawal From Syria

President Trump’s decision — made in the span of a week — to withdraw about 1,000 American troops from northern Syria caught the Pentagon, and the forces on the ground, off guard.

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U.S. Urges Immediate Cease-Fire in Syria as It Sanctions Turkey

The Trump administration called on Turkey for “an immediate cease-fire” in Syria on Monday as it announced sanctions on three senior Turkish officials and sharply increased tariffs on steel in response to the military operation launched by Ankara last week.

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Syria’s Assad Sends Troops North as Turkish Offensive Escalates

Syrian government forces began fanning out in the northeast after striking a deal with Kurdish fighters abandoned by their U.S. allies to a Turkish military offensive — a major shift that could see President Bashar al-Assad cement his impending victory in the country’s long war.

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Turkey Within Trump Red Line, US Seeking Ceasefire: Official

Turkey’s assault on Syrian Kurdish forces has not breached a red line declared by President Donald Trump, a US official said Thursday, as he added that Washington wanted to broker a ceasefire.

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