Russia, Turkey launch joint patrols on key Idlib highway: Reports

Syrians in protest stand before a Turkish military MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle as they attempt to block traffic on the M4 highway, which links the northern Syrian provinces of Aleppo and Latakia. (AFP)

Russia and Turkey on Sunday launched their first joint military patrol along the key M4 highway in Syria’s Idlib region, following a ceasefire agreement earlier this month, Russian news agencies reported.

Russia sent military police and armored vehicles to the patrol, which started from the settlement of Tronba in Idlib, the last opposition stronghold in the country, TASS, Interfax, and RIA-Novosti news agencies said.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02
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