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Russian MoD: Syrian Army To Establish 15 Observation Post East Of Euphrates (Map)

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will establish 15 observation posts in the country’s northeastern region as a part of the recent Russian-Turkish agreement, the Ministry of Defense of Russian revealed on October 23.

The ministry released a detailed map showing that Syrian observation posts will be established along the border with Turkey.

Russian MoD: Syrian Army To Establish 15 Observation Post East Of Euphrates (Map)

Click to see full-size map. Source: Russian Ministry of Defense

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached the agreement following a long face-to-face meeting in Sochi on October 22.

A few hours after the announcement of the agreement, the Turkish Ministry of National Defence said there is no further need to conduct a new operation in northeast Syria.

The agreement includes several terms that allow the Russian Military Police to patrol the border with Turkey and force the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to withdraw at least 30 km away from the border.

Units of the Russian Military Police reached the border area in northeast Syria earlier today. However, it is still unclear if the YPG is withdrawing its forces from the area.

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