125th Russian-Turkish Joint Patrol Launched In Kobani

KOBANI, Syria (North Press) – The Russian Military Police (MP) conducted on Monday a joint patrol with the Turkish forces in the western countryside of Kobani, northern Syria.

This is the 125th patrol between the two forces in the region since the signing of the Russian-Turkish ceasefire agreement in northeast Syria.

In October 2019, following the so-called Turkish military operation “Peace Spring” 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 accompanied by two Russian helicopters, set off from the village of Ashma, 20 km west of Kobani.

The patrol passed the villages of Charqli Fouqani, Jebneh, and Bayadiyah reaching Zor Maghar opposite the city of Jarablus on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. 

The patrol then returned to the east and passed the villages of Bayadiyah, Jebneh, Mishko, Binder, Qaraqoy Tahtani, Qola, and Sousan reaching the checkpoint of the Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish) in the west of Kobnai.

After that, it returned to its starting point in the village of Ashma passing through the villages of Seftek, Boban, Khorkhoy, Dikmadash, Qaran, and Charqli Fouqani.

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

On January 23, the Russian and Turkish forces conducted the 124th joint patrol in the eastern countryside of Kobani.

Reporting by Fattah Issa