Turkey, Russia hold first joint patrol

Turkey, Russia hold first joint patrol in northeast Syria

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SEVIMLI, Turkey (Reuters) – Turkish and Russian troops in armored vehicles held their first joint ground patrols in northeast Syria on Friday under a deal between the two countries that forced a Kurdish militia away from territory near Turkey’s border.

Turkey and allied Syrian rebels launched a cross-border offensive on Oct. 9 against the Kurdish YPG militia, seizing control of 120 km (75 miles) of land along the frontier.

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Source: reuters.com

Syria civil war map, October 2019, via Wikipedia, by Ermanarich

Syria civil war map, October 2019, via Wikipedia, by Ermanarich

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