The Latest on the conflict in Syria as a fragile cease-fire enters its third day (all times local):
Turkey’s president says hostilities are continuing in parts of Syria, adding that he hopes the fragile cease-fire currently entering its third day can spread to the whole of the country.
During a visit to the Ivory Coast on Monday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “There isn’t an overall cease-fire in the country and the attacks there are unfortunately, continuing from position to position.”
Erdogan did not provide further details. His comments were televised live in Turkey.
Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkish artillery have shelled Islamic State militants’ positions in Syria.
The Anadolu Agency says Monday that artillery units fired at IS headquarters, gun positions and vehicle-mounted rocket-launchers north of Aleppo. It said the attack took place on Sunday and some 40 IS positions were targeted.
Turkey is part of the U.S.-led anti-IS coalition, but had been mostly focusing its attacks on Kurdish rebels inside Turkey or in northern Iraq.