November 1, 2019 / 9:42 PM / a month ago

Trump says ceasefire in northeastern Syria holding well

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement at the White House following reports that U.S. forces attacked Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northern Syria, in Washington, U.S., October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the ceasefire in northeastern Syria where Turkey has sent in troops to clear the area of Syrian Kurdish militia forces has held very nicely.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump also said he had a very good relationship with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

Reporting by Makini Brice; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler

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