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Trump's Announcement:

"Over the last five days, you have seen that a ceasefire that we established along Syria's border has held and it has held very well beyond most expectations. Earlier this morning, the government of Turkey informed my administration that they would be stopping combat and their offensive in Syria and making the ceasefire permanent. And it will indeed be permanent. However, you would also define the word permanent in that part of the world as somewhat questionable, we all understand that, but I do believe it will be permanent. I’ve therefore, instructed the secretary of the treasury to lift all sanctions imposed on October 14th, in response to Turkey’s original offensive moves against the Kurds in Syria’s northeast border region.This was an outcome created by us, the United States, and nobody else, no other nation... We’re secured the oil and therefore a small number of US troops will remain in the area where they have the oil and we’re going to be protecting it and we’ll be deciding what we’re going to do with it in the future...' - President Trump

What we Know So Far:

  • Trump claimed ISIS fighters that escaped Kurdish prisons after the Turkish air attacks have "been largely recaptured.

  • According to the NYT, " Kurdish authorities have yet to respond to the deal, and had earlier agreed to let Russian and Syrian government forces inside the area they had held."


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Updated: Oct 24, 2019

The Latest:

  • According to PTLB, Delfon Kinney, age 48, has been identified as the main suspect of the shooting at the Bottoms Up Tavern that left one man dead and another man injured.

  • Manuel (Manny) Marquez, age 44, a bar back working at the Bottoms Up Tavern at the time of the shooting, has been identified by local authorities as the victim in the bar shooting, as reported by PTLB.

Previously Reported:

Two people are dead and another person injured in an early morning shooing at the Bottom's Up Tavern in North Long Beach.

  • According to CBSLA, at approximately 12:20 am, a person waved down a L.B.P.D patrol car driving on the 1700 block of Artesia Blvd alerting the officers that shots were fired inside the Bottoms Up Tavern.

  • L.B.P.D officers confronted the suspect "shooting at him from outside the building".

  • At this time one unidentified person dead inside the tavern and another man believed to be the main suspect is also dead.

  • A third man was transported to a nearby hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his upper-body, according to NBC 4.

This story is developing stay with MTLB for updates.


Photo from L.B.P.D


Bryan Blancas, age 19, from Long Beach has pleaded no contest to the brutal beating of an African-American teenager with special needs outside of Poly Academy of Achievers and Leaders.

  • According to the L.A County District Attorney's Office, Blancas plead to one felony count of assault and also admitted that the attack was a hate crime and the attack "was committed to benefit a criminal street gang".

  • Blancas along with a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old male juvenile were also arrested in connection with the attack.