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Shelling, Machine-Gun Firing Reported At Syrian Border Despite Ceasefire


Added 10-18-19 11:16:02am EST - “Reporters heard shelling and machine-gun fire at the Turkey-Syria border Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreement between the U.S. and Turkey.” - Dailycaller.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailycaller.com: “Shelling, Machine-Gun Firing Reported At Syrian Border Despite Ceasefire”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Reporters said they heard shelling and machine-gun fire at the Turkey-Syria border Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreement between the U.S. and Turkey.

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reached the agreement to suspend military operations in northern Syria for five days after allowing U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters leave the region with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during their visit to Ankara on Thursday.

The fighting heard by NBC News and Reuters journalists from the Syrian border subsided by mid-morning, Reuters reported Friday. It was unclear exactly which group was responsible for the attacks.

Gunfire continued on Friday in a Kurdish-held Syrian town despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire pic.twitter.com/doZ7WNnd7o

“Despite the agreement to halt the fighting, air and artillery attacks continue to target the positions of fighters, civilian settlements and the hospital in Serêkaniyê/Ras al-Ayn. Turkey is violating the ceasefire agreement by continuing to attack the town since last night,” Kurdish-allied Syrian Defense Force spokesman Mustafa Bali tweeted Friday.

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