Turkey, US hold 6th joint air patrol over Syria for planned safe zone

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Sunday 22 September 2019 | 1:1 AM Damascus Time

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  • Turkey, US hold 6th joint air patrol over Syria for planned safe zone

    BALADI NEWS

    urkish and U.S. armed forces conducted the sixth round of joint helicopter flights on Saturday for a planned safe zone east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria, a Turkish newspaper reported.

    According to Anadolu Agency correspondents on the ground, two Turkish and two American helicopters took off from Şanlıurfa, southeastern Turkey, where the two countries' armed forces have a joint operations center.

    They flew to the Syrian side of the border.

    The countries' armed forces had previously done four joint helicopter flights and a land patrol.

    According to Turkey's National Defense Ministry, the joint patrols were conducted as part of an agreement over the planned establishment of a safe zone in northern Syria.

    On Aug. 7, Turkish and U.S. military officials agreed to set up a safe zone in northern Syria and develop a peace corridor to facilitate the movement of displaced Syrians who want to return home. They also agreed to establish a joint operations center.

    Source: Daily Sabah.

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