Today on Thursday, the fourth joint Russian-Turkish military patrol was conducted in the western countryside of Kobani, northern Syria, the fourth of its kind in the western countryside and the ninth in Kobani's countryside.
The joint patrol, consisting of four Turkish military vehicles and four Russian vehicles, was accompanied by two Russian helicopters, started from the village of Ashma, 20 km to the west of Kobani, and headed west through the villages of Jareqli Fawkani, Jebnah, al-Bayadiya, to the village of Zor-Maghar, adjacent to the town of Jarablus on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.
The patrol returned towards the east and passed through the villages of al-Bayadiya, Jebna, Jareqli Fawqani, Meshko, Pender, Qarqawi, Qula and Sousan, up to the Internal Security Forces checkpoint, in the western countryside of Kobani, to head then towards the east, and pass through the villages of Siftek, Buban, Khorkhori, Dikmdash, Qiran, Jareqli Fawqani, to the starting point in the village of Ashma.
The Turkish military vehicles fired tear gas in the villages of al-Bayadiya and Khorkhori at the local civilians as they protested the pass on the Turkish military vehicles in their villages, which resulted in cases of suffocation among the locals in the village of Khorkhori.
Several villages, including Buban, Khorkhori, al-Bayadiya and Jareqli witnessed protests by the local civilians expressing their refusal of the Turkish military patrol, as they threw stones at the Turkish military vehicles. The two Russian helicopters fired light bombs, to warn the Russian and Turkish armored vehicles of the local protests in those villages.
It is worth noting the eighth joint Russian-Turkish military patrol in Kobani (and the third in its western countryside), was conducted in the western countryside of Kobani on January the 19th, starting from the village of Ashma west of Kobani, and passing through several villages until the village of Zor-Maghar on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, adjacent to the town of Jarablus, north-east of Aleppo.