Russian and Turkish military conducted joint training with the use of UAVs in Idlib
Russian and Turkish military personnel conducted joint training on patrolling the M-4 highway in the Idlib de-escalation zone in Syria using drones and armored vehicles.
During the training, the parties also worked out interaction using communication tools and special gestures, coordination of connecting electronic warfare systems, and evacuation of damaged equipment and personnel.
According to the plan of the training, during the joint patrol, one of the Turkish Kirpi armored vehicles was blown up, after which the personnel took up a perimeter defense of the car, which became a vulnerable target for the "militants".
In addition, the military personnel evacuated the wounded, as well as a conditionally faulty armored personnel carrier from the highway to a safe place.
According to Yevgeny Polyakov, Deputy head of the coordination center of the Idlib de-escalation zone, both sides showed high results during the training.
Idlib province is the only region in Syria where a significant part of it remains in the hands of terrorists. In 2017, a northern de-escalation zone was created there, where extremists who refused to lay down their weapons in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta and the southern regions of the country moved. There are observation posts of the Turkish army on the territory of the province, and in accordance with the agreements reached between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Moscow on March 5, the military of the two countries conduct joint patrols in Idlib.