TEHRAN (defapress) – The Russian and Turkish militaries have conducted joint patrolling in northern Syria, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry's center for the Syrian Reconciliation Oleg Zhuravlev, said.
News ID: 80634
Publish Date: 27March 2020 - 13:06
"Another joint Russian-Turkish patrol took place along the Qamishli-Sheyrek-Javharia-Sheyrek-Qamishli route" in addition to patrolling by the military police in the provinces of Aleppo and Hasakah, Zhuravlev said.
The military official said the Russian air force had conducted surveillance as well, Sputnik reported.
According to Zhuravlev, Turkey has registered no instances of firing by illegal armed groups within the territory under its control, while Russia has registered two instances of firing – one in Aleppo and one in Hasakah – by the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist organization (formerly known as the Nusra Front).
Last October, Russia and Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding that stipulated that units of Russian military police and Syrian border control be deployed on the Syrian edge of the area within which Turkey launched its so-called "Operation Peace Spring" last fall.
Under the memorandum, the Russian, Turkish and Syrian forces were to conduct regular patrolling of the area to ensure the deal's implementation after the termination of active armed hostilities.