The 14th joint Russia-Turkey patrol has been launched in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday
"Starting 10:00 [08:00 GMT], on December 7, the 14th joint patrol of the Russian military police and the Turkish armed forces has commenced operations in the border area located several dozens of kilometers to the east of the settlement of Qamishli," the ministry said in a statement.
The patrol includes eight military vehicles, such as Russian Tigr and Turkish Kirpi infantry mobility vehicles and the Russian BTR-80 armored personnel carrier, as well as about 50 servicemen from both countries. A Russian Orlan-10 unmanned aircraft will monitor situation on the column's route.
Turkey and Russia signed on October 22 a memorandum that set conditions for the peaceful withdrawal of Kurdish militia from northern Syria and envisioned joint patrols to ensure the implementation of the agreement. Since then, the patrols are conducted regularly by the Russian military police and the Turkish troops.