Turkey has released regime forces seized in Syria’s Rasulayn city to Russia, the Ministry of National Defense said early Friday.

In a post on Twitter, the ministry said that “18 regime elements seized during the search/detection/reconnaissance/security activities in the southeast of Rasulayn on Oct. 29 were handed over as a result of the coordination with the authorities of the Russian Federation.”

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