Units of the al-Bab Military Council of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Russian Military Police have carried out a joint patrol near the SDF-held town of Manbij in northern Syria, the pro-Kurdish media outlet ANF reported on January 8.
Accordign to the report, the patrol took place in the area between the town of Arima and the villages of Korhiyok, Kawikli and Jab Maxzum. All of these settlements are located west of Manibj. Two Russian armoured vehicles and 2 vehicles of the al-Bab Military Council reportedly participated in the patrol.
The Russian Military Police announced on January 8 that its units have started conducting patrols in the area. Despite this, Russian and Syrian servicemen deployed in the area have not entered the town of Manbij itself. They hold positions west of it.