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White House says ceasefire will 'takes time' at Syria-Turkey border

US. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he had spoken with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan who told him there had been some “minor” sniper and mortar fire in Northeastern Syria despite a ceasefire, but that it had been quickly eliminated. “He told me there was minor sniper and mortar fire that was quickly eliminated. He very much wants the ceasefire, or pause, to work,” Trump said in a post on Twitter. “Likewise, the Kurds want it, and the ultimate solution, to happen.”
2019-10-18

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SULAIMANI – Implementing a ceasefire will take time, a White House spokeswoman said on Friday as machine-gun fire, shelling and smoke were observed at the Syria-Turkey border one day after top US officials announced a truce.

Asked about the fighting in the region despite the pause agreement, White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told Fox News in an interview that the US delegation was “successful in a ceasefire, but that takes time”, adding that she would not discuss operations on the ground.

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he had spoken with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan who told him there had been some “minor” sniper and mortar fire in Northeastern Syria despite a ceasefire, but that it had been quickly eliminated.

“He told me there was minor sniper and mortar fire that was quickly eliminated. He very much wants the ceasefire, or pause, to work,” Trump said in a post on Twitter. “Likewise, the Kurds want it, and the ultimate solution, to happen.”

(NRT Digital Media/ Reuters)

 

*This story was updated at 07:17 p.m. EBL time