Russia deployed helicopters to patrol the borders of Syria and Turkey

RUSSIA (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Moscow has deployed military helicopters to patrol an area near the Syrian border with Turkey and help protect Russian military police on the ground, Interfax news agency reported on Friday.

Turkey and Russia are conducting joint patrols in northeastern Syria to monitor the implementation of a two-state deal after Turkey launched an offensive across its border with Syrian opposition fighters a month ago aimed at keeping out YPG fighters it deems a threat to its security.

Interfax quoted Russian military pilot Dmitry Ivanov as saying that Moscow would deploy helicopters on several routes at an altitude of 50 to 60 meters.

“Daily sorties will be carried out on all patrol routes.”

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