More Russian military police in Syria under Turkey peace deal

More Russian military police in Syria under Turkey peace deal

Russia's defence ministry has said about 300 more Russian military police have arrived in Syria under a deal between Ankara and Moscow which halted Turkey's military operation into northeast Syria, Al Jazeera reports.

The agreement, reached on Tuesday by Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, requires that Russian military police and Syrian border guards remove the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia from within 30km (19 miles) of the Turkish border by next Tuesday.

The military police, from the southern Russian region of Chechnya, will patrol and help with the withdrawal of Kurdish forces and their weapons to 30km (19 miles) of the Syrian-Turkish border, Interfax news agency reported the ministry as saying on Friday.

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