A ceasefire is holding between Turkey and Kurdish-backed militia in northern Syria, a Kurdish military official said on Tuesday, but a Syrian rebel commander characterised it only as a "pause" and added that military operations would resume soon. The truce is between the Jarablus Military Council and Turkey, said Sharfan Darwish, spokesman for the Manbij Military Council. Both councils are allied with the Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed alliance of groups including the powerful Kurdish YPG militia that is fighting Islamic State insurgents and has expanded along Syria's frontier with Turkey.
ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish military has not agreed any ceasefire with Kurdish militia fighters in northern Syria, Turkish military sources said on Tuesday, after a Kurdish official said a truce was holding. Separately, the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement that Turkey's military operation in Syria would continue until all militant threats to Turkish security were removed.