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Ankara faces hostility in north Syria as Turkish-Russian patrols continue

Crowds threw stones and eggs at Turkish-Russian convoys as they entered the predominantly Kurdish town of Kobani in northern Syria.
Turkish and Russian military vehicles return following a joint patrol in northeast Syria, as they are pictured from near the Turkish border town of Kiziltepe in Mardin province, Turkey, November 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan - RC1A4E403CD0

Turkish and Russian troops in armored vehicles were pelted with rocks and eggs by a jeering crowd during their second joint ground patrol in northern Syria today, near Kobani, a predominantly Kurdish town on the Turkish border that was a symbol of resistance against the Islamic State and now Turkey.

Men, women and children gathered to protest the convoy, chanting anti-Turkish slogans and flashing victory signs. “We are Kurds. We are proud. We want our rights. Turkey can never annihilate us,” shouted a woman in a video shared on social media.

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