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Syria: Russian helicopters arrive in Qamishli to patrol Syria-Turkey border

Syrian Arab Republic, Qamishli
November 14, 2019 at 16:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

First group of Russia's Aerospace Defence Forces' helicopters arrived at the northern Qamishli airport on Tuesday to conduct patrol missions.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, two Mi-35 helicopter gunships and an Mi-8 transport helicopter flew from the Khmeimim Air Base to Qamishli, which is located some 500 kilometres (310 miles) to the east from of Khmeimim, with the purpose of patrolling the Syrian-Turkish border together with the military police.

The footage released by the Russian MoD shows as well that Qamishli airport is protected by the Pantsir missile system.

The joint Russian-Turkish patrols started after an agreement reached between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi on October 22.

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First group of Russia's Aerospace Defence Forces' helicopters arrived at the northern Qamishli airport on Tuesday to conduct patrol missions.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, two Mi-35 helicopter gunships and an Mi-8 transport helicopter flew from the Khmeimim Air Base to Qamishli, which is located some 500 kilometres (310 miles) to the east from of Khmeimim, with the purpose of patrolling the Syrian-Turkish border together with the military police.

The footage released by the Russian MoD shows as well that Qamishli airport is protected by the Pantsir missile system.

The joint Russian-Turkish patrols started after an agreement reached between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi on October 22.

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