- Title: Kobani calm ahead of joint patrol by Syria and Russia
- Date: 23rd October 2019
- Summary: KOBANI, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM SURUC, TURKEY) (OCTOBER 23, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF FIELDS, BUILDINGS VARIOUS OF UNIDENTIFIED FLAG VARIOUS OF BUILDINGS BORDER WALL SKYLINE VIEWS OF FIELDS, BUILDINGS VARIOUS OF MILITARY FORTIFICATION VARIOUS OF BUILDINGS VARIOUS OF FORMER U.S. MILITARY POST MORE OF BUILDINGS KURDISH FLAG NEAR MINARET VARIOUS OF RED TURKISH FLAG SEEN AT THE TURKISH SIDE OF THE BORDER, KOBANI IN THE BACKGROUND
- Embargoed: 6th November 2019 10:18
- Keywords: Syria Turkey Russia Kurdish forces
- Location: KOBANI, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM SURUC, TURKEY)
- City: KOBANI, SYRIA (AS FILMED FROM SURUC, TURKEY)
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA001B2BHW7B
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Syrian city of Kobani appeared calm on Wednesday (October 23) in anticipation of the arrival of join Syrian and Russian forces to the city. Syrian and Russian forces were due to deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph.
Hours after the deal was announced on Tuesday (October 22), the Turkish defence ministry said that the United States had told Turkey the withdrawal of Kurdish militants was complete from the "safe zone" Ankara demands in northern Syria.
Russia warned Syrian Kurdish YPG forces on Wednesday they face further armed conflict with Turkey if they fail to comply with a Russian-Turkish accord calling for their withdrawal from the entire length of Syria's northeastern border with Turkey.
Moscow's warning came shortly before Russian and Syrian security forces were due to start overseeing the removal of YPG fighters and weapons at least 30 km (19 miles) into Syria, under the deal struck by presidents Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdogan.
(Production: Bulent Usta, Yesim Dikmen, Bushra Shakhsihr)
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