Turkey and U.S. conduct 3rd joint patrol for Syria safe zone

Turkey and U.S. conduct 3rd joint patrol for Syria safe zone

U.S. and Turkish troops conducted their third joint ground patrol today within a planned safe zone in northern Syria, along the Syrian-Turkish border, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said.

"Third land patrol within the planned safe zone started east of Euphrates River and Tal Abyad with the participation of the U.S. and Turkish army personnel, land vehicles and UAVs," the ministry said on Twitter.

The Turkish and U.S. forces are set to conduct a land patrol in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, Daily Sabah reported.

U.S. and Turkish troops carried out their first joint ground patrol for the zone on September 9.

On August 7, Turkish and U.S. military officials agreed to set up a safe zone in northern Syria and develop a peace corridor to facilitate the movement of displaced Syrians who want to return home. They also agreed to establish a joint operations center.

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