Turkish and Russian troops have completed the ninth round of joint ground patrols in northern Syria under a deal reached last month.

“The ninth joint land patrol between Turkish and Russian units and UAV [unmanned aerial vehicles] support has been completed in the eastern Euphrates as according to plan,” Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

“A total of eight vehicles comprising of four from each side participated in the ninth joint land patrol along with UAVs in the Ras al-Ayn – Qamishli sector.

“Turkish and Russian units patrolled an area of 38 kilometers (24 miles)

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