October 23, 2019 / 6:23 PM / 21 days ago

U.S. seen no evidence of ethnic cleansing by Turks in Syria-senior U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has seen no evidence of ethnic cleansing in northeastern Syria by Turkish forces in the wake of a U.S. pullout and has been assured by Turkey there will not be any, a senior Trump administration official said on Wednesday.

The official, briefing reporters on a ceasefire that had taken hold in northern Syria, said the United States still hoped Turkey would not deploy the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft weapon system as it has pledged.

Reporting By Steve Holland and Makini Brice

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