As Turkish – Russian tension escalates, the Russian military police conduct a patrol alone in Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) countryside
Reliable sources told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that the Turkish forces canceled a joint patrol with the Russian military police, which was scheduled to be conducted in the western countryside of Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) city today, forcing the Russian forces to conduct the patrol alone.
According to the Syrian Observatory, the Russian military police in their military vehicles waited for more than an hour in front of the border gate near Ashma village in Ayn al-Arab countryside, but the Turkish Forces did not come, and the Russian patrol -of four military vehicles- was forced to proceed with the patrol according to the scheduled line alone.
The patrol set off from Ashma village and roamed villages of the western countryside until it reached the Asayish checkpoint near al-Iza’a area.
This coincides with the escalation of tension between Russia and Turkey, after regime forces’ shelling for the Turkish points in Idlib and killing several of its soldiers.