On November 8, Russian and Turkish forces held a third joint patrol in northeastern Syria, Russia’s Zvezda TV reported. The patrol reportedly covered the area of 105km and involved about 50 Turkish and Russian personnel as well as Typhoon, Tiger, BTR-80 and Kirpi armoured vehicles.
Dêrik ve Girkê Legê halkı işgalci Türk ordusu ve Rus devriye konvoyunu böyle karşıladı pic.twitter.com/hgoeCLWWpj
— ANHA Türkçe (@TurkceAnha) November 8, 2019
The Turkish Defense Ministry reported that the patrols were carried out between Qamishli and Derik cities, east of the Euphrates. The statement said that the patrols involved at least 4 armoured vehicles of the Turkish Army.
— Bîrcan Yıldız (@Bircano_Yildiz) November 8, 2019
Supporters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) once again tried to block the patrol and threw stones at it. The previous such incident took place on November 5.
According to Turkish state-run media, at least 151 members of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army and 559 others were wounded since the start of the operation in northeastern Syria in October.