Turkish troops ready to continue Syria operation if truce deal not implemented

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Saturday 19 October 2019 | 4:52 PM Damascus Time

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  • Turkish troops ready to continue Syria operation if truce deal not implemented

    BALADI NEWS

    Turkish troops in northern Syria are ready to continue their operation if a deal with Washington to pause the conflict while YPG terrorists withdraw is not fully implemented, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday.

    Turkey and Washington agreed on Thursday for Ankara to halt its operation for 120 hours while the YPG terror group withdraws from a "safe zone" in northeastern Syria. On Saturday, the fragile ceasefire was holding along the Syrian border.

    "We paused the operation for five days. In this time, the terrorists will withdraw from the safe zone, their weapons will be collected and position destroyed. If this doesn't happen, we will continue the operation," Akar said.

    "Our preparations are ready. With the necessary order, our soldiers are ready to go anywhere," he told an event in Kayseri.

    Source: Yeni Safak.

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