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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kurd Cease-fire Holds

DEGALA, Iraq () -- Kurdish fighters pitched tents in the rain and children played with toy guns on Friday after a U.S.-brokered ceasefire to end two months of clashes took hold throughout northern Iraq.

"There were some clashes until about nine o'clock last night but the ceasefire is now fully in position," Kurdistan Democratic Party commander Roj Nuri Shuwayis told Reuters in the frontline town of Degala.

Delegations from the two sides are to meet in Turkey next week for peace talks chaired by senior U.S. diplomat Robert Pelletreau, the State Department said Thursday.