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Several Russian and Turkish soldiers injured in a joint patrol in Syria

July 14, 2020

Several Russian and Turkish soldiers were injured on Tuesday when an improvised explosive device detonated on a joint patrol in northwest Syria, the Russian Ministry of Defense reports.

The explosion occurred on the M-4 motorway and three Russian soldiers and an indefinite number of Turkish soldiers were slightly injured.

The Russian military was immediately evacuated to Hmeimin Air Force Base for treatment and their lives are not in danger, according to the Russian Sputnik news agency. The Turkish government has not commented on this at the moment.

Several Russian and Turkish soldiers injured in a joint patrol in SyriaSeveral Russian and Turkish soldiers injured in a joint patrol in Syria

According to Bloomberg, Russian and Turkish soldiers conducted their 20th joint patrol in the Idlib de-escalation zone under the ceasefire agreement concluded on March 5 between the presidents of both countries, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.