Turkish and Russian patrols will begin in Syria's northwestern Idlib region on Friday as part of a deal agreed last year, Turkey's defense minister said.
"Today Russian patrols will start outside of Idlib in the border region (and) Turkish armed forces' patrols will begin in the demilitarised zone," Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said.
"There were restrictions on the use of Idlib and Afrin regions' airspace but these have been lifted from today," Akar told state news agency Anadolu in an interview.
An AFP correspondent on Friday morning saw a column of around 10 armored vehicles on a road in the zone in the western countryside of the Aleppo province.
Source: National News Agency