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Pence says 5-day cease-fire in Syria has held

AP , Wednesday 23 Oct 2019
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says that a five-day cease-fire in Syria has held and that negotiations continue for a permanent cease-fire.

Pence says the U.S. ``may well give the international community an opportunity to establish a safe zone between Turkey and the Kurdish population in Syria.''

Pence says such a safe zone would ensure peace for everyone in the war-torn region.

Pence made the comments during a speech to conservatives at a Tuesday dinner in Washington.

U.S. troops in Syria fought five years alongside Kurdish-led forces in northeast Syria and succeeded in bringing down the rule of the Islamic State group there.

Pence says the U.S. will always be grateful to its Kurdish allies, but now that the military has achieved its objective, President Donald Trump is ``keeping his word to the American people'' about bringing troops home.

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