October 23, 2019 / 4:14 PM / a month ago

Russian military police begins patrolling Syria-Turkey border: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s defense ministry said on Wednesday the Russian military police had started patrolling areas in Syria near the Turkish border, Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a Russian officer.

A Russian military police unit started its mission at midday, Igor Seritski, a Russian Lieutenant general, told Russian state TV channel Rossiya 24, according to Interfax.

He also said that the unit would be based at a facility near Syria’s Kobani.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Chris Reese

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