The Turkish-led forces in Syria and the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reached a ceasefire agreement, Al Arabiya English reported on August 30, citing a US official.
Seaparately, reports have appeared that the Turkish army and the SDF’s Jarablus Military Council have set up a ceasefire deal in northern Syria with the US-led coalition mediation.
According to unconfirmed reports:
- The SDF will have to withdraw to east of Euphrates river
- The Turkish army will be allowed 15km advance from Jarablus towards Azaz (not more)
- Turksih-backed militants are not noted in the agreement (In other words, Turkish-backed militants will be able to cross the Sajur river and andvance towards Manbij if they have a will)
The Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has declarred a new operation aganist the ISIS terrorist group in the west of Jarablus.
If reports are confirmed, it will appear that the Turkish Armed Forces will not advance further to the south from Sajur river and will focus on capturing from ISIS more areas along the Turkish-Syrian border.