On September 8, Turkish and US forces started a first joint ground patrol in the framework of the northeastern Syria ‘safe zone’ agreement reached between the states.
According to Turkey’s National Defense Ministry, the joint ground patrol is being supported by unmanned aerial vehicles.
At least six Turkish-flagged armored vehicles joined the U.S. military convoy 30 kilometers away from the Akcakale district of Turkey’s southeastern Sanliurfa province. The joint forces are set to proceed to south from Syria’s Tal Abyad and the patrol is expected to continue till noon hours.
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