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Russian And Turkish Forces Conduct First Joint Patrol Around Manbij

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Russian And Turkish Forces Conduct First Joint Patrol Around Manbij

FILE IMAGE: Russian Military Police service members are in Syria

The Turkish Armed Forces and the Russian Military Police conducted their first joint patrol around the northern Syrian city of Manbij, which is held by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Enab Baladi news outlet reported on February 14.

The Syrian outlet’s reporter said that the joint Turkish-Russian force patrolled the villages of Ayn Daqnah, Maraanaz and Menagh, northwest and west of Manbij.

A commander in the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) confirmed Enab Balad’s report. However, the Manbij Military Council (MMC), which is loyal to the SDF, is yet to comment on the issue.

The Russian Military Police established a field base few kilometers to the southwest of Manbij earlier this year. The forces also began conducting patrols with units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), which had been deployed around the city, and the MMC.

Last year, Turkey and the U.S. agreed on a roadmap that was set to allow Turkish-vetted forces to get control of Manbij. The plan faced several setbacks as Kurdish forces didn’t comply with it. The situation became even more complex following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria.

Despite these setbacks, Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin stressed a week ago that Anakra and Moscow have come to terms that a roadmap on Syria’s Manbij should be implemented.

“We have reached an agreement with Russia that the roadmap on Manbij should be implemented in the way we had agreed on with the United States,” the spokesman told the state-run news agency Anadolu.

The Turkish-Russian joint patrol is likely the first step in implementing the roadmap on Manbij. However, it remains unclear if local forces and the SDF are willing to cooperate this time.

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  • Jim Prendergast

    If people can just get-along with each other…

    • potcracker777

      is LSD having a Comeback?????

      wow i´d love to win the lottery!!!

      • Zionism = EVIL

        or internet access has been restored at the loony asylum.

  • potcracker777

    unfuckingbelievable…..the greatest enemy of the syrian arab republic…..the biggest Sponsor of ISIS and Al-nusra…. Turkey…. Hand in Hand with russian Forces………. this is straight out of a Hollywood Comedy/Drama… and mark my words…… russian Service men WILL GET KILLED due to the continuos turkish partnership with al-nusra…. and i do hope so that we will see russian Service men beiing tortured and beheaded by the Partners of their dear turkish friends…. cant wait and see what bs Putin will then tell us all, about how great the partnership with Turkey is.
    pathetic jew slave Putin!!!

    its only SAA,Hezbollah,houthis,PMU and iranian Forces that can be trusted against british/Zionist assholes!!

    • Zionism = EVIL

      As you rightly called it and I have been posting since day one, Russia is not trustworthy and Putin is in Zionist pockets. The Syrians will have to wake up to Russian agenda and the Jew control over little Jew Putin. He has hosted the ugly flat head Zionist scum Nutter Yahoo 15 times since 2016. It is time for the Axis of Resistance to take a regional approach and start wiping out some Turkeys before Thanksgiving.

      • jorge

        Zio, those are zionists claims, that they have Putin in their pockett.

        • Nowruz

          Putin plays both sides, which is why many people love him. I also like Putin but there is no doubt that all those jewish billionaire oligarchs in Russia don’t have a say in their foreign policies. I hope for Russia’s next President is more of a nationalist with a mentality like defense minister General Sergei Shoigu.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            Shoigu is a real Russian Tuvan who suffered a lot during the racist Jew Bolsheviks. The Tuva ethnic native people of Siberia have always been looked down and deprived of economic and social benefits. The Jew oligarchs that now run Russia have a racist dislike for “inferior” Tuvans, Muslims, Tartars and other nationalities in the Russian Federation.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          I understand your point, but even a German BND report stated how much influence Jew oligarchs have on Putin and are shaping Russia’s collaborative policy with Zionists.

          “This complex and self serving nature of calibrated Russian involvement in Syria maintains that as Syria moves toward the reconstruction phase, Israeli lobby is working on Iran and Russia turning into rivals and the Russians are trying to deprive Iran from the economic benefits of the post-war period. Based on this logic, Putin’s lack of response on successive Israeli attacks on Syria and mild remarks on the downing of the Russian IL-20 can be interpreted as Moscow having given a tacit green light to Israel to target Iranian interests, thereby weakening Tehran’s position to have a say in Syria’s future”.

    • Jose

      Not all you see is what it seems to be…

    • Harry Smith

      And what if all be good? Without deaths and other things. Would you post at least a tiny apologies because you were wrong?

    • John Whitehot

      what’s unbelievable is the amount of illwishing zionists are capable of these days.

      all the butthurtness they emit is music to many ears, mine included.

    • Ray Douglas

      You smoking pot?

  • Sakaramanga

    “We have reached an agreement with Russia that the roadmap on Manbij should be implemented in the way we had agreed on with the United States,”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d83b6c99dfa53efbc86366b731bbc985eb2d160b7c6ad25bf1d9e119dbad82a9.jpg

    Its like we need a theory of everything in this war too.

  • gustavo

    Russia does not want to bother Turkey at all. This type of friendship (because of economical interest) smell bullshigt. Russia stopped SAA offensive on Idlib to please Turkey.

    • jorge

      So, Turkey has Putin in its pockett, and by the way, the zionists also have him in the pockett?

  • RichardD

    This looks positive.