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Russian Military Ends Patrol Along M4 Highway Due to Threats in Idleb

The second joint Russian-Turkish patrol in the northern province of Idleb began, before being halted following due to security concerns reports Al-Masdar.
Russian Military Ends Patrol Along M4 Highway Due to Threats in Idleb

The Russian Center for Reconciliation between the warring parties in Syria announced the start of the second joint Russian-Turkish patrol along the M4 highway (Aleppo-Lattakia). 

“On the Mar. 23, 2002, in the de-escalation zone in Idleb, and according to the Russian-Turkish agreement, the second joint Russian-Turkish patrol was conducted on the M4 highway, which links the cities of Aleppo and Lattakia,” the reconciliation center statement said. 

The statement pointed out that the patrol was cut short again due to security concerns. 

They added that the Turkish side pledged to take measures in the near future to liquidate the extremist groups that hinder the movement of joint patrols on the M4 highway in the safe corridor.

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, said that Russia and Turkey will establish a six kilometre deep safe zone on the M4 highway to allow the resumption of traffic along this major roadway in northwestern Syria. 

Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced that the agreement between Russia and Turkey on Idleb was a source of concern in the United States, and they were using any excuse to promote anti-Russian hysteria.


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