begin third joint patrols in northern Syria, Turkish Defense Ministry says

Turkey and Russia on Friday morning began their third joint patrols in northern Syria east of the Euphrates river, Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement on Twitter on Friday.

"Within the framework of the agreement reached with the Russian Federation in Sochi on October 22, 2019; the third joint land patrol began with the participation of Turkish and Russian military elements and UAVs in the region between Kamisli and Derik in the east of Euphrates," the statement said.

According to the agreement between Ankara and Moscow, the patrols should conduct within a depth of up to 10 km inside Syrian territory east and west of the area under Turkey's exclusive control, or 120 km of border between Tal Abyad and Ras al Ayn. (ILKHA)

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