Trump says ceasefire in Syria is holding despite few skirmishes

by Reuters
Monday, 21 October 2019 16:00 GMT

WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish forces in Syria is holding despite some skirmishes, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, a day before the truce expires late on Tuesday.

Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House at a meeting of his Cabinet, said that the United States never gave a commitment to the Kurds to stay in the region "400 years" to protect them. (Reporting by Steve Holland Writing by Susan Heavey)

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