Kurdish mourners carry the coffins of civilians and Kurdish fighters, including the coffin of Kurdish political leader Hevrin Khalaf, during a funeral in Derik, a northeastern Syrian Kurdish town, also known as Al-Malikiyah in Arabic, Sunday, October 13.

Turkish assaults in Syria's northern region have been brutal over the past few days, civilians and reporters have been among the hundreds killed.

Sunday, the Syrian government and Kurdish authorities worked out a deal to counter Turkish assaults, but the details are still not clear about who is in charge and where. What is clear is that the deal included deployment of government troops in areas that have been controlled by Kurdish-led forces for years.

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