Russia, Turkey conduct 105th patrol east of Syria’s Kobani

KOBANI, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, Russian Military Police (MP) and Turkish forces conducted a joint military patrol in the eastern countryside of the city of Kobani, northern Syria.

This is the 105th patrol between the two forces in the region since the signing of the Russian-Turkish ceasefire agreement.

In October 2019, following a Turkish military operation in areas of northeast Syria which resulted in the occupation of Tel Abyad, north of Raqqa, and Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) north of Hasakah, the Turkish president signed two ceasefire agreements, one with Russia and the other with the US.

The ceasefire agreements stipulating halt of all hostilities there and the withdrawal of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) 30 kilometers in depth away from the Turkish border in addition to conducting joint patrols with Russia in order to monitor the implementation of the agreements.

The patrol, which consisted of eight Russian and Turkish military vehicles, set off from the village of Gharib, 15 kilometers east of Kobani.

The patrol passed by the villages of Qaramogh, Jishan, Kharabisan Tahtani, Itoiran Tahtani and Baghdik, reaching the village of Khana Bandar Khan in the western countryside of Tel Abyad.

The patrol returned to the set off point in the village of Gharib, passing through the villages of  Baghdik, Kharabisan Tahtani, Itoiran Tahtani, Holaqiya, Telk and Ain al-Bat.

The Turkish military vehicles returned to Turkey through the gate near Gharib village, while the Russian military vehicles returned to their position near the town of Sirrin, south of Kobani.

On June 27, the Russian and Turkish forces conducted the 104th joint patrol in the western countryside of Kobani.

Reporting by Fattah Issa