Three Russian military policemen injured by roadside bomb blast in northern Syria – Defense Ministry

The incident happened on Monday in the Kobani district of Aleppo Province, along the Syrian-Turkish border, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The military policemen were on a reconnaissance trip in preparation for an upcoming patrol with Turkish forces when an improvised bomb detonated on the road.

The three servicemen inside the vehicle “sustained light injuries and bruises,” but there is no threat to their lives, the Defense Ministry stated.

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Syria begins deploying troops in northeast along Turkish border – Damascus

Russia and Turkey began conducting joint patrols last month after Ankara reached separate deals with Washington and Moscow on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from a 30km (20-mile) ‘safe zone’ along its border with Syria.

On November 26, a car bomb killed 17 people near Ras al-Ain in the northeastern al-Hasakah Province. Turkey blamed the attack on Kurdish paramilitary group YPG, whose members it considers terrorists.

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