Vice President Pence has just announced a new ceasefire agreement with Turkey that will stop their attacks in northern Syria:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2019
Pence says Turkey will “pause” their operations in Northern Syria to allow for the withdrawal of YPG forces from the ‘safe zone’ for 120 hours.
Once the withdrawal is complete Turkey will “halt” their operations completely.
Pence says that, per the initial ceasefire, the US will not impose any further sanctions on Turkey. Once a permanent ceasefire is in effect, Trump has agreed to withdraw the most recent economic sanctions that were imposed last Monday:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 17, 2019
Pence is still speaking now but that’s the big news. If anything else is announced we’ll post it here.