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Syria: Kobane quiet as Turkish ceasefire enters first day

2 18.10.2019 Инфо

W/S Turkish-Syrian border near Kobane
C/U Turkish flag
M/S Turkish-Syrian border
W/S Turkish-Syrian border with Movement for a Democratic Society (TEV-DEM) flag
M/S Syrian side of border with Syrian and other flags
M/S Syrian side of border with TEV-DEM flag
M/S Syrian and People's Protection Units (YPG) flags
W/S Soldier climbing up structure
M/S Soldier adjusting Syrian and YPG flags
W/S Soldier going down
M/S People gathering near border
M/S Flags flying on border
M/S Syrian and YPG flags with picture of President Bashar al-Assad
M/S Turkish flag in background with Syrian flag in foreground
The Syrian border town of Kobane was quiet on Friday, as the first day of Turkey's recently announced ceasefire began.
Despite the peaceful scenes in Kobane, shelling and airstrikes have reportedly continued in other parts of northern Syria near Ras al-Ayn.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced on Thursday that Turkey's offensive in northern Syria would be paused for 120 hours to allow Kurdish forces to leave the area, after a round of talks between US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkey's military offensive, dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring,' began on October 9, days after the White House announced a withdrawal of US troops from the area. Ankara says the aim of the offensive is to create a 'safe zone' cleared of Kurdish groups.