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The Latest: France, US Presidents Call for Syria Cease-fire

Friday, 02 March 2018 05:38 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local):

12:15 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump are calling for the immediate implementation of a 30-day cease-fire in Syria.

The French presidency's office said in a written statement the heads of state discussed the situation in a phone call Friday.

Macron and Trump agreed to "work together" for the implementation of the U.N. Security Council resolution passed last weekend to allow a cease-fire, the transport of humanitarian aid and the evacuation of the injured and sick.

They call on Russia to "put maximal pressure on Damascus' without ambiguity" so that the government commits to respecting the U.N. resolution.

Macron said the use of lethal chemical weapons, if proven, would lead to a strong response. He said he's extremely vigilant on the issue, the statement said.

10:30 a.m.

Syrian activists say the Turkish air force has hit two positions of pro-government Syrian fighters deployed last week in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, killing and wounding a number of fighters.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the airstrikes took place late on Thursday in the village of Jamaa and killed 17 fighters of the force known as the Popular Forces.

The main Kurdish militia in Syria, known as YPG, confirmed the attack in a statement, saying the airstrikes killed and wounded several fighters

Turkey's military said Turkish-made ATAK helicopters struck a region in western Afrin, killing nine "terrorists." It did not provide further details and it was not clear if the airstrikes were in retaliation for the deaths of eight Turkish soldiers killed there on Thursday.

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The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local):12:15 p.m.French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump are calling for the immediate implementation of a 30-day cease-fire in Syria.The French presidency's office said in a written statement...
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