Middle East Turkish-U.S. land patrols in Syria to start on Sept. 8

Turkish-U.S. land patrols in Syria to start on Sept. 8

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Defense Minister Hulusi Akar

Joint military land patrols by Turkish and U.S. forces in northeast Syria are planned to start on Sept. 8, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar as saying on Friday.

The two NATO allies are working to establish what Turkey says will be a “safe zone” along the border in northeast Syria – a region mainly controlled by Kurdish YPG forces – and have conducted multiple joint helicopter patrols over the area.