Russia and Turkey begin second joint patrol in Syria

Russia and Turkey begin second joint patrol in Syria

A second joint patrol mission by Russian military police and Turkey’s border guard service has begun in a border area several kilometers north of Kobani in Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.

"Starting from 12:20 of November 5, 2019 a second joint patrol of the Russian military police and Turkish border guard service has begun a mission in another border area several kilometers north of Kobani," TASS cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying.

The joint patrol will follow a new route west and east of the customs checkpoint Ailishar along the Syrian-Turkish border. The route more than 160 kilometers long will go through Bandar Khan and Shiuh Faukani.

The military will patrol the route on armored vehicles Tigr of the Russian military police and Kirpi armored vehicles of the Turkish border guard service. The patrol on the route will consist of eight vehicles and 50 military from both countries. An unmanned aerial vehicle Orlan-10 will monitor the convoy’s movement.

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