WATCH Russian military police secure yet another abandoned US outpost in Syria
Russian military policemen have secured a village near Raqqa, formerly occupied by US troops, as Moscow continues to patrol strategic areas along the Turkish-Syrian border.
The servicemen arrived at Tal Samin, some 25km north of Raqqa, the former capital of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), earlier this week.
The video, published by the Zvezda TV channel, shows APCs and armored jeeps with Russian flags entering the village, with dozens of armed troops securing the area.
A Russian flag was raised atop an abandoned building.
Tal Samin lies near a strategic highway intersection that connects Raqqa with central and northern parts of the country. The US used to maintain an outpost there, until American soldiers hastily left the area in October.
Russia and Turkey had earlier agreed on Moscow facilitating the withdrawal of Kurdish forces from the 30km (18.5 mile) ‘safe zone’ along the Syrian-Turkish border. The nations are now conducting joint patrols within the designated area.Also on rt.com WATCH Russian military police descend on & secure hastily abandoned US airbase in Syria (VIDEO)
The policemen have secured several US bases, including an airfield in Kobani, which were abandoned after US President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of American forces from Syria.
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