Turkish and Russian troops held the 14th joint patrol along a key highway in northwestern Idlib province of Syria, Turkey defense ministry said on Tuesday.
“Within the framework of TUR–RF Agreement/Protocol, the 14th TUR-RF Combined Land Patrol on M-4 highway in Idlib was conducted with the participation of land and air elements,” the ministry tweeted.
The key M4 highway, located about 30 km away from the southern border of Turkey, links Aleppo to Latakia in Syria.
On March 5, Turkey and Russia sealed a deal to maintain a temporary cease-fire for “all military actions along the line of contact in the Idlib de-escalation area” and envisaged the establishment of a security corridor 6 km to the north and 6 km to the south of the M4 highway.
Nearly 60 Turkish soldiers were killed in tension escalated between the Syrian government and Turkish troops in the region.
Joint Turkish-Russian patrols began on March 15 along the M4 highway as part of the deal.