Joint Turkish, Russian Patrols Seen In Northeastern Syria
Turkish and Russian troops have conducted their first joint patrols in northeastern Syria in accordance with a deal reached last week between Ankara and Moscow that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters. An Alhurra television crew filmed a convoy of Russian military police personnel and Turkish border guards in the town of at the Al-Darbasiyah on the border between Syria and Turkey on November 1. The Russian Defense Ministry said its forces were to patrol an area of more than 110 kilometers. Turkish state broadcaster TRT reported that the joint convoy will patrol between Al-Darbasiyah and Qamishli, covering an area stretching 10 kilometers into Syrian territory.