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Russian and Turkish forces patrol in Hasek province in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) – The Russian and Turkish military conducted another joint patrol in Hasek, the most remote province of Syria, the Russian military police spokesman Andrei Ivanov told reporters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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“We did another patrol together with the Turkish armed forces. The Russian military police and the Turkish armed forces carry out patrols in the 10-kilometer zone to prevent the escalation of the conflict, in order to identify illegal armed groups located in this territory, and to there was peace on this territory,” said Ivanov.

The local population welcomed the patrol. “They wave their hands, they take them very positively – this was evident during the patrol,” the representative of the Russian military police noted.

The patrol from the Russian military police – armored personnel carriers and armored vehicles “Tiger”, from the Turkish – armored personnel carriers Kirpi. The patrol was carried out with the support of the Russian Mi-8 and Mi-35 helicopters.

“Our main task is air cover, elimination and reconnaissance of illegal formations that could follow the path of our convoy’s movement, in which case – evacuation and cover of our convoy. We performed the task well, without any comments,” said helicopter pilot Pavel Andreev after patrolling – “We performed a flight at extremely low altitudes, so that we would not be particularly noticeable either. In the settlements, for better viewing, they would gain a little higher and see that there were no suspicious crowds.”

The four-hour patrol in the Syrian Zaevfrat was carried out in the framework of the agreements of the Presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdogan, who signed a memorandum on joint actions to resolve the situation in northeastern Syria on October 22, 2019 in Sochi. Joint patrolling in the area will continue.

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