Kurds fully withdrawn from safe zone near border: Moscow

Moscow, Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigu, Tuesday said armed Kurdish forces had fully withdrawn from a “safe zone” near the northeast Syria-Turkey border.

“The withdrawal of armed forces from the territory where a safety corridor is supposed to be created has been completed ahead of schedule,” Shoigu told journalists in a press conference.

He pointed out that Russian and Syrian forces had entered the safe zone.

The statement comes after Turkey and Russia agreed to jointly patrol south of the Turkey-Syria border after removing Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) forces.

Source: Jordan News Agency