A US military official says Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria have reached a "loose agreement" to stop fighting each other.
"In the last several hours, we have received assurance that all parties involved are going to stop shooting at each other and focus on the ISIL threat," Colonel John Thomas, US Central Command spokesman, told AFP, using another acronym for the Daesh terrorist group.
"It's a loose agreement for at least the next couple of days and we are hoping that will solidify," he added.
Thomas said Turkish forces and militants from the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) had opened communications with the US and between each other "with the goal of limiting hostilities."
On Monday, the US Defense Department called for an immediate de-escalation in clashes between Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces, saying the fighting is “unacceptable” and a "source of deep concern."