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Russia deploys patrol in northern al-Hasakah

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Editing: Malek Al Haddad |
TranslationEditor: Glory Jabr |
Translation: Nouha Salti
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Publication date: 2020/04/24 11:25

Al-Hasakah - SMART

On Friday, the Russian forces deployed a military patrol north of the city of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria.

Activists reported to SMART that a Russian patrol, consisting of three armored vehicles, came from the al-Abqar station in Tall Tamr, which was transformed into a Russian military base, and headed for the village of Kisra of the Ras al-Ayn area.

The activists reported that the Russian patrols transfer Syrian government employees to the Alouk water station near Ras al-Ayn, north of al-Hasakah, almost every day.

Deploying joint Russian-Turkish patrols received rejection by people who frequently objected the patrols and attacked them with stones, paints, eggs, and shoes. The Asayish forces of the Kurdish Autonomous Administration said that they will take needed measures to prevent these incidents.

On Oct. 22, 2019, Russia and Turkey signed an agreement that included withdrawing the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from the safe-zone in Northeastern Syria and deploying Russian-Turkish patrols in the area. After the agreement, Turkey announced ending the military operation that was launched against the SDF on Oct. 9, 2019. During the operation, Turkey gained control of the Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ayn cities, in addition to dozens of villages in the al-Hasakah and al-Raqqa governorates.