Turkey With Russian Conduct 14th Joint Patrol in Syria

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Turkish and Russian army parts have carried out their 14th joint patrol alongside a key freeway in Idlib, northwestern Syria, near the Turkish border, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry stated on Tuesday.

“Within the framework of TUR-RF Agreement/Protocol, the 14th TUR-RF Combined Land Patrol on M-4 Highway in Idlib was conducted with the participation of land and air elements,” the ministry stated in a tweet.

The M4 freeway, often known as the Aleppo-Al Hasakah highway, is about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Turkey’s southern border.

The thirteenth joint patrol was carried out final Thursday.

This March, Ankara and Moscow agreed on a protocol urging events to “cease all military actions along the line of contact in the Idlib de-escalation area.”

The protocol stated joint Turkish-Russian patrols would start on March 15 alongside the M4 freeway from the settlement of Trumba – 2 km (1.2 miles) west of Saraqib – to the settlement of Ain al-Havr.

Idlib has lengthy been below siege by Assad regime forces and its allies, and former cease-fires for the area had been tormented by violations.

Turkey has labored to guard the native civilian inhabitants in addition to rid the broader area of terrorist parts.

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