Russia and Turkey hold 5th joint patrols in Syria

Russia and Turkey hold 5th joint patrols in Syria

Russian and Turkish troops carried out the fifth round of joint ground patrols in northern Syria under a deal reached last month, in an area of a Turkish anti-terror operation, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said.

“The fifth Turkish-Russian joint land patrol conducted in the Ayn al-Arab region east of the Euphrates is continuing with due care and diligence for the safety of both civilians and our military personnel despite provocation by terrorists,” the ministry said on Twitter.

The first joint ground patrols, on Nov. 1, took place 40 kilometers east of Ras al-Ayn and 30 km west of the city of Qamishli. This Monday, the fourth patrols were carried out in the town of Darbasiyah, east of the Euphrates River, Anadolu Agency recalls.

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