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www.theatlantic.com The Ceasefire in Syria Worked (More or Less)

Was it was a cease-fire, a pause, or something else? Whatever the agreement was between the United States and Turkey—each described it differently, and the Syrian Kurdish leadership said they only recognized the American version—it expired yesterday and, for the time being, left the status quo in place. The five-day period of the agreement did include clashes, which U.S. officials downplayed, but it…