Syrian-Kurds attend an impromptu parade in Afrin as civilians enlist to fight an assault by Turkish troops and allied rebels on the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria's border region on January 28, 2018 - AFP
ANKARA, Oct 23 (MENA) - Turkey announced on Wednesday an end to its offensive on northern Syria despite the end of the ceasefire agreed upon between Ankara and Washington.
In a statement, the Turkish defense ministry said there is no need to continue the attack on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria as Washington informed Ankara that Kurdish fighters withdrew from border areas.
Turkey launched the cross-border offensive last week, after US President Donald Trump announced he was pulling US forces out of the Syria-Turkey border region.
The Turkish announcement came after a six-hour meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over Syria.
The meeting ended by signing a 10-article deal that stipulates operating joint patrols on Syrian-Turkish borders.