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After high-level delegation of Turkish army visited Idlib | Russian and Turkish forces conduct joint military exercises in Idlib

Idlib Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored joint military exercises between Russian forces and their Turkish counterparts on frontlines in the village of Al-Tarnaba, west of Saraqeb city in Idlib countryside.

The military exercises were conducted with light weapons, on Wednesday, coinciding with a routine patrol of Turkish forces accompanied by members of the Russian army. The patrol set off from the village of Al-Tarnaba to the village of Ain al-Hoor in western countryside of Idlib.

A few hours before the exercises, a high-level Turkish military delegation visited military posts west of Saraqeb, amid a high alert by Turkish soldiers and Syrian fighters of the Al-Radif brigades and accompanying the Turkish army on its missions.

These joint exercises will pave the way to the re-conduct joint Russian-Turkish patrols via the Aleppo-Latakia M4 road, after repeated attacked by unknown groups.

Yesterday, SOHR sources confirmed that a landmine exploded near a Turkish vehicle, as three armoured vehicles were conducting a routine patrol on M4 highway between the areas of Uram Al-Jouz and Ariha in Idlib countryside. However, no casualties have been reported so far.

Meanwhile, an organization known as “Al-Tali’a Al-Mujaheda” claimed responsibility of the attack on the Turkish vehicle, as it published pictures showing the explosions.

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