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Fri Oct 18, 2019, 06:29 AM

Fighting continues on Turkey-Syria border despite U.S.-led cease-fire

Source: NBC News

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey — Gunfire, grenades and mortars could be heard in the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain on Friday despite a cease-fire drawn up by the United States and agreed Thursday night.

The agreement announced by Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara requires Turkey to suspend its military operations in northeast Syria for five days to allow Kurdish forces to retreat from a designated safe zone.

NBC News staff could both see and hear mortars, grenades, machine-gun and rifle fire in Ras al-Ain — although it remains unclear who was responsible.

Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) — allies of the U.S. during the fight against ISIS — claimed on Friday that Turkish forces were not slowing down their assault.



Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/fighting-continues-turkey-syria-border-despite-u-s-led-cease-n1068516



No, Trump, you're not getting a Peace Prize.

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Reply Fighting continues on Turkey-Syria border despite U.S.-led cease-fire (Original post)
SunSeeker Oct 18 OP
Vinca Oct 18 #1
gab13by13 Oct 18 #2
Mc Mike Oct 18 #3
SunSeeker Oct 18 #5
Mc Mike Oct 18 #8
dreamland Oct 18 #4
lagomorph777 Oct 18 #6
SunSeeker Oct 18 #7
Hugin Oct 19 #9

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 06:34 AM

1. This should be called what it is. It's a way to end any sanctions on Turkey.

Erdie knows just how to handle our wannabe dictator and it would be funny if the consequences weren't so dire.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 06:49 AM

2. How long can Israel stay silent?

Trump did do Bibi a lot of favors. maybe Trump is calling in his "quo."

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 07:35 AM

3. Look up the definition of ceasefire, Pence.

Rump thinks he's getting a nobel for his North Korean disarmament work, anyhow.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 10:43 AM

5. The only one who disarmed in North Korea is Trump. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:47 PM

8. Agreed. nt.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 07:43 AM

4. There is no need for other countries to abide by anything we say

Why should the Turks abide by anything that The US has issued when we had such a weak head of State? There is no respect for America, a country who breaks their own promises and treaties. We are a laughing stock to the world, and not a leader anymore.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 10:47 AM

6. "US-led cease-fire"

"US-led?"



"cease-fire?"

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 10:59 AM

7. Right? What does that even mean?

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 06:51 AM

9. Trump-ordered cut-and-run would be more accurate.

or capitulation... or, dare I say, APPEASEMENT.

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