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Syrian opposition ready to resume fighting if YPG stays in safe zone

The Syrian National Army’s main goal behind its participation in Operation Peace Spring is to get rid of the Kurdish-dominated People’s Protection Units and the Democratic Union Party.
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On the night of Oct. 17, Turkey announced its agreement to suspend Operation Peace Spring in northeastern Syria for 120 hours. The announcement came following a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyeb Erdogan and US Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara that day.

“We have already begun to facilitate [the People’s Protection Units' (YPG)] safe withdrawal from the nearly 20-mile-wide safe zone area, south of the Turkish border in Syria,” Pence told reporters at the US Embassy in Ankara.

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