Second Joint Russia Turkey Patrol Enters Syria
Turkish and Russian troops carried out their second joint patrol in northeast Syria, Tuesday, November 5, as part of the deal Syrian Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan reached with Russian President Putin.
READ MORE: Turkey and Russia are holding joint patrols in Syria as part of a deal that forced Kurdish forces away from Turkey's border.
The patrols began Friday, November 1, near the border town of Derbasiyeh, where Kurdish fighters have already pulled out.
The patrols follow an agreement that Russia and Turkey signed last month, which gave Kurdish forces 150 hours to withdraw from territory along Syria's border with Turkey.
That deal halted a Turkish offensive against the Kurdish forces that followed U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal of 1,000 U.S. troops from northern Syria in early October.