Syrian Kurdish, govt forces agree Hasaka ceasefire

by Reuters
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 12:07 GMT

BEIRUT, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish and government forces agreed a ceasefire that came into effect at 2 p.m. (1100 GMT) on Tuesday to halt fighting in the northeastern city of Hasaka, a Kurdish official and Syrian state TV reported.

The Kurdish YPG militia, which already holds swathes of northeastern Syria, has won control of nearly all Hasaka city in fighting with government forces that erupted last week, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Alison Williams)

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