Russian and Turkish forces run new joint patrol on M4, and HTS members assault seven media activists
Syrian Observatory activists have monitored Russian and Turkish forces patrolling Latakia-Aleppo international highway (M4). The joint patrol set off from Tarnabeh area in eastern Idlib and headed towards Muhambel in west Idlib countryside. It is worth noting that this is the 16th patrol of its kind.
In connection to this, reliable sources have informed SOHR that several women came to Ariha bridge with stones in their hands, but Turkish forces have sent them away. Members of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham arrived later in the area where they assaulted seven media activists and confiscated their equipment for “photographing the women”. HTS members also verbally abused the activists, while Turkish soldiers interfered and kept HTS members away.
Observatory activists monitored earlier this morning Turkish forces deploying on Latakia-Aleppo international highway (M4), from Al-Nayreb village in eastern Idlib to Muhambel area in west Idlib countryside.
According to SOHR sources, a new Russian-Turkish joint patrol was expected to be run on m4 in the incoming hours. The Turkish forces’ deployment on the M4 highway came following the repeated attacks on the joint patrols there.