The Russian Military Police conducted on December 12 two patrols in Syria’s northeastern region in coordination with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), according to the North Press Agency (NPA).
The first patrol was conducted on the M4 highway, which links al-Hasakah with Raqqa and Aleppo. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reopened the highway earlier this week with support from Russia.
The second patrol was conducted on a road linking the government-held part of al-Hasakah’s city center and the town of Qamishli on Syrian-Turkish border.
Several units of the Russian Military Police were deployed in northeast Syria last October to facilitate an agreement between the SDF’s political wing and the Damascus government.
Later, the Russian Military Police was tasked with implementing the Russian-Turkish agreement on northeast Syria in coordination with the SDF and government forces. The agreement has led to a significant decrease in violence in the region.