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SDF says it has withdrawn its forces from Ras al-Ayn city

Following US-brokered truce
Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) attend the funeral a fellow fighter killed in the town of Hajin. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images
2019-10-20

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SULAIMANI – Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) rolled back from Ras al-Ayn city in northeastern Syria on Sunday (October 20), the head of the Press Office Mustafa Bali said.

“As part of the agreement to pause militaty operations with Turkey with American mediaition. Today, we have evacuated the city of Ras Al-Ain from all SDF fighters. We don't have any more fighters in the city,” Bali tweeted on Sunday (October 20).

The US and Turkey signed a ceasefire agreement on Thursday. Under its terms, the SDF would withdraw from within 20 miles of the Turkish border and the US would not impose any further sanctions on Ankara.

During an interview with Ronahi TV close to the SDF, The SDF Commander Mazloum Kobani said on Thursday (October 17) that the SDF would accept a ceasefire agreement with Turkey in northern Syria and do what is necessary to make it work,

Kobani added the agreement was limited to the northern Syria border areas running between the towns of Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad.

“It (the agreement) is just the beginning and will not be able to achieve the goals of Turkey, which launched an incursion into northern Syria last week,” Kobani added.

(NRT Digital Media)