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Russia, Turkey Resume Joint Patrol Near Aleppo

Russia, Turkey Resume Joint Patrol Near Aleppo

Tuesday, 11 August, 2020 - 09:30
Russian flags on military vehicles near Manbij, in northern Syria on 15 October (Reuters)

Turkish forces and the Russian military police has conducted a joint patrol in the countryside of Ain al-Arab, in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.

The patrol included four Russian and Turkish vehicles that roamed a number of villages, as Russian helicopters flew in the air.

The last joint patrol conducted in the region was on July 27.

Meanwhile, Turkish forces and opposition factions clashed with Syrian regime forces in Idlib, as other areas in Aleppo controlled by Turkey witnessed tension.

The Turkish forces attacked the regime forces in Hantoteen village of Idlib countryside, and the regime factions bombed San and Deir Sunbul villages in the southern countryside of Idlib.

The Turkish forces and its affiliated factions also targeted positions of the regime units in Jabal al-Zawiya in the southern countryside of Idlib. In turn, regime forces bombed areas in al-Bara, Kansafra, and al-Mouzra.

In addition, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that regime forces fired tens of rockets and artillery shells targeting places in Deir Sonbo, Kansafra, al-Hallouba, the vicinity of al-Bara, al-Fterah, Sfuhen, Fulayfel in the southern countryside of Idlib, Duwayr al-Akrad, al-Sarmaniyyah in Sahl al-Ghab in north-western Hama, and areas in Jabal al-Akrad in the northern countryside of Latakia.

Meanwhile, two members of the Turkish-backed “Sultan Murad division” were killed and others wounded in clashes with Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the frontline of Tal Tamer in al-Qamishli countryside.

On Friday, Turkey withdrew part of its military reinforcement and proxy factions from the frontlines of Um Ushbeh and Bab al-Khair in Abu Racine countryside. However, the forces and guard posts deployed along the frontline with SDF remained in place.

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