February 15, 2019 - 11:06 AMT
Russian army patrol "enters Turkish-held area near Manbij"

For the first time during the eight-year-long conflict in Syria, the Russian Army has entered a Turkish military zone in the country's north.

According to Russia Today’s Arabic language channel, the Russian military police began conducting patrols in the Turkish-held areas around the strategi city of Manbij, Al-Masdar News says.

Later in the day, Turkish military units entered the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) areas around Manbij to conduct their joint patrols with the Russian police.

The Turkish military was spotted near the positions of the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the towns Maranaz, Ayn Daqna, Kafr Khasher and Mennagh.