Turkish-US land patrols in Syria to start on September 8

US and Turkish forces in northeast Syria will work to establish a 'safe zone' along the border. (File photo: AFP)

Joint military land patrols by Turkish and US forces in northeast Syria are planned to start on September 8, state-owned Anadolu news agency quoted Defense Minister Hulusi Akar as saying on Friday.

The two NATO allies are working to establish what Turkey says will be a “safe zone” along the border in northeast Syria - a region mainly controlled by Kurdish YPG forces - and have conducted multiple joint helicopter patrols over the area.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54