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Turkey, Russia Hold Joint Patrol in Northeast Syria

Turkey, Russia Hold Joint Patrol in Northeast Syria

Tuesday, 12 April, 2022 - 08:30
Turkish officers talk with Russian officers near Turkish-Syrian border. (AP)

Russian Military Police held on Monday a joint patrol with Turkish forces in Syria's Ain al-Arab (Kobani).


The patrol was the 95th between the two forces in the region since both countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 2019.


It comprised eight Russian and Turkish military vehicles, accompanied by two Russian helicopters, and set off from Gharib village, east of Kobani.


The patrol toured the villages of Qarah Mogh, Jaishan, Kharabisan Tahtani and Baghdik to Khan village in the western countryside of Tel Abyad then returned to their set off position.


Separately, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced the killing of two members of the Syrian Democratic Forces in the Euphrates Shield zone, under the control of Turkey and its loyal factions.


Turkey has recently targeted the Kurdish-led SDF sites in north and northeastern Syria by intensifying its artillery bombardment in Ain Issa, north of Raqqa, and in other sites in Hasakeh, extending to the countryside of Aleppo.


Meanwhile, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) activists documented the death of two SDF members and the injury of three others by a landmine explosion targeting their car while passing through Hisha town, north of Raqqah, on Sunday evening.


SOHR has reported 56 operations carried out by ISIS, including armed attacks and explosions, in areas under the control of the Autonomous Administration since early 2022.


According to the war monitor, the regime security services have arrested three new members of the “National Defense Forces” from al-Sokhnah town in the eastern countryside of Homs for “communicating with ISIS cells.”


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