Syria regime, Kurds agree truce in Hasakeh

A member of the Kurdish police observes enemy positions from a lookout point in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh during fighting with regime forces on August 22, 2016Regime forces and Kurdish fighters agreed on Tuesday to a truce in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh after a week of clashes, a Kurdish official and Syrian state media said. It said the Kurds and regime would also exchange any detainees or wounded, and reopen roads blocked off during fighting. The official told AFP that the powerful Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian forces would withdraw from Hasakeh, while the police forces of both the Kurds and the government would remain.

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