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No ceasing

Syria | Christian aid groups and monitors in Syria report devastating fighting and war crimes following the U.S.-orchestrated cease-fire
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/18/19, 09:23 pm

Twenty-four hours after Vice President Mike Pence shook hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to inaugurate a five-day cease-fire in northeastern Syria, bombs and artillery fire rained on the town of Ras al-Ain in defiance of the agreement.

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United States orders sanctions on Turkey

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/15/19, 12:15 pm

WASHINGTON—The White House responded to the Turkish attack on Kurds in northeastern Syria on Monday with economic sanctions, a planned visit to Ankara by Vice President Mike Pence, and a plea for a cease-fire. The sanctions target the Turkish ministers of defense, energy, and the interior.

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Turkish offensive hits U.S. post in Syria

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/12/19, 10:24 am

Turkish artillery fire did not hurt any American troops, who evacuated a post that got caught in the line of fire on Friday outside the town of Kobani, Syria. Turkey said it ended the strike, aimed at Kurdish forces in the area, after communicating with the U.S. military.

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