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Turkey, Russia begin joint military patrols in northern Syria

Orient Net 2019-11-01 14:06:00

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Turkish and Russian militaries began their joint patrols in northern Syria with the participation of eight armored vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday (November 1).

The ministry noted that the joint patrol was conducted 40 kilometers east of Ras al-Ayn and 30 kilometers west of Qamishli.

Meanwhile, the ministry also said that the Turkish military destroyed an explosive workshop used by the YPG terrorists, confiscating over a ton of ammonium nitrate.

"Over 400 mines and improvised explosive devices and a bomb-laden vehicle have been neutralized in the operation," the ministry said.

The military also detonated 75 rockets directed toward Turkey in Syria's Tal Abyad.

Ankara and Moscow agreed to conduct the joint patrols during high-level talks between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Oct. 22.

Based on DS

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