Rounds says cease fire best outcome in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The situation in Syria between U.S. forces, the Kurds and the Turks is fluid and confusing.

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says a negotiated cease fire right now is the best outcome.


Rounds, a member of the Armed Services Committee, took part in a confidential briefing and says there was more planning to the action than appears on the surface.

U.S. planes bombed an abandoned base to keep supplies away from the warring parties. Rounds says that was also part of the plan.

 The Turks and Kurds agreed to a five-day cease fire brokered by Vice President Mike Pence, but reports from the area indicated shelling was continuing.