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Russian-Turkish Patrol in Ain al-Arab, Coalition Convoy Enters Hasakah in Syria

Russian-Turkish Patrol in Ain al-Arab, Coalition Convoy Enters Hasakah in Syria

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 - 06:30
Two women watch a US patrol in Qamishli, al-Hasakah (AFP)

A new patrol by Russian military police and Turkish military forces toured Ain al-Arab, of the Kobani countryside in northern Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the joint patrol of eight Russian and Turkish military vehicles had set off from Ashma, west of Kobani.

It patrolled Qurah Mugh, Jayshan, Kharabisyan Tahtani/Itwiran Tahtani, and Baghdik, reaching Khanh/ Bendrakhan in the western countryside of Tel Abyad.

The convoy then returned to its starting point in Gharib village, passing through the towns of Baghdik, Kharabisan Tahtani/Itwiran Tahtani, Hawlakiyah, Telk, and Ain al-Bat.

The Observatory stated that the Turkish military vehicles entered from the gate near Gharib village, while Russian cars returned to their headquarters in the radio district, west of Kobani.

The patrol is the 99th between the two sides in the region since the Russian-Turkish agreement on a ceasefire in northeastern Syria.

Meanwhile, three members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were injured due to the Turkish bombardment of the countryside of Tal Tamr and Abu Rasin in al-Hasakah, northeastern Syria.

In response, SDF fighters shelled positions of the Turkish faction in Arishah village in the ‘Peace Spring’ areas, injuring five members of the Turkey-backed units.

The total number of casualties totaled 11, including three civilians, three SDF fighters, and five members of the Turkish-backed factions.

Furthermore, a convoy of the US-led International Coalition was seen entering northeastern Syria from the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

The convoy of 30 vehicles carried logistic supplies and fuel into Syria from the Kurdistan region of Iraq via the al-Walid crossing and headed towards military bases in the al-Shaddadi area in al-Hasakah province.

On May 19, another convoy of the International Coalition entered Syria from the Kurdistan-Iraq region.

The convoy, which comprised 15 trucks carrying logistic supplies and fuel, crossed into Syrian territory through the al-Walid crossing and headed towards the military bases in al-Hasakah province.

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