MIDDLE EAST

Turkey, Russia conduct first patrol in Syria's Tal Rifat

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The Turkish Armed Forces and the Russian Armed Forces on Tuesday conducted the first independent but coordinated patrol in northern Syria, Turkish Defense Ministry said.

"Within the framework of the previous agreement, the Turkish Armed Forces and the Russian Armed Forces carried out the first independent but coordinated patrol in order to achieve ceasefire, provide stability in the Tal Rifat area and prevent attacks on our elements," the Defense Ministry said in a Twitter post.

The ministry also posted pictures of the first patrol on Twitter.

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