As part of the plan to secure the safe area, joint patrols between the Turkish and US armies came out this morning on the border strip east of the city of Tal Abyad.
In this regard, the Defense Office of the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria issued a statement of public opinion that stated:
The first joint patrols between the Turkish and American armies represented by the International Coalition in the area of the security area adjacent to the Syrian-Turkish border, which lasted two hours in the area between the villages of Nus Tal and Hashisha village east of Tel Abyad/ Girê Spi, and then returned to its positioning in its bases within Turkish territory according to coordination and prior understandings.
The Autonomous Administration, represented by all its institutions and military forces, is aware of these patrols in advance and is part of the understandings that the coalition forces worked to defuse the war and secure stability in the border areas, and is part of a roadmap to reach sustainable understandings that ensure stability and effectively contribute to the efforts of Syrian Democratic Forces to hunt down ISIS.
In its statement, the Defense Office thanked the border security forces and local military councils, explaining that they played an important role in preparing the ground for the success of these patrols mission in accordance with the understandings and coordination agreed upon.