a Column of armored vehicles of the Turkish armed forces and the Russian military police were attacked in Syria. From the scene received conflicting information. Some sources report that before the next patrol in the Syrian province of Idlib, the column was shelled. According to other information on the route of the column exploded unknown explosive device. Video of the explosion posted online. According to local media, the incident resulted in no injuries, but the patrol was delayed for security reasons.
under the agreement to de-escalate the situation in Syria, the Russian and Turkish military regularly conduct joint patrols. It is aimed at maintaining the ceasefire regime in several parts of the country.
One of the patrol routes is a section of the highway M-4 “Latakia – Aleppo”, which is still under the control of militants. On Tuesday morning the Russian military police and the Turkish military was preparing for the tenth patrol route, but, according to local media reports, the patrol came under attack.
According to preliminary information, shortly before the patrol to the point of departure of the military convoy began to gather local people from among the supporters of militants. Published in Network video shows that the audience for some time shouted slogans demanding that the Turkish and Russian military to leave the area.
a few minutes Later, near the point of collection patrol explosion was heard. Some media reported that military vehicles were fired at from a grenade launcher. Others write that the attack was committed by using improvised explosive devices or mines.
Although the incident resulted in victims among Russian and Turkish troops there, the parties chose to defer a patrol. The military authorities of Russia and Turkey, the incident has not yet commented.
a Joint patrol of the highway M-4 in the Syrian province of Idlib is held by the decision of presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The purpose of the operation – maintaining a free and secure messages between areas, which are under the control of the Syrian government and illegal armed formations.
the Militants have repeatedly attempted to disrupt the patrol. They blocked the route M-4 and when trying to remove the fence was shot at the Turkish soldiers. The Islamists oppose any agreement with the Syrian authorities and the Russian military, taking regular provocations to disrupt the ceasefire.