Russian and Turkish units complete 8th patrol in Syria

Russian and Turkish units complete 8th patrol in Syria

Russian and Turkish troops have completed the eighth round of joint ground patrols in northern Syria, Russia's Defence Ministry said.

"On 18 November, starting at 10:06 a.m. local time [08:06 GMT], the joint patrol of Russian military police and the Turkish armed forces began operating in the border area, located several kilometers north from the settlement of Kobane," Sputnik cited the ministry as saying.

The joint patrol included eight units of military equipment - Russia provided Tigr and Typhoon armoured vehicles, while Turkey contributed Kirpi armoured vehicles - as well as 50 troops from both sides. A Russian Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle monitored the movement of the column in real time.

The goal of the patrol was to monitor the situation in Syrian settlements eastward from the customs checkpoint in Aylishar along the Syrian-Turkish border.

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