By Omer Koparan
AYN AL-ARAB, Syria/ANKARA (AA) - Supporters of the YPG/PKK terror group on Monday assaulted Russian military vehicles conducting joint patrols with the Turkish military in northern Syria.
YPG/PKK terrorists tried to block armored vehicles with concrete blocks, pelting them with Molotov cocktails and stones as Anadolu Agency filmed the joint ground patrols conducted under a deal reached between Ankara and Moscow last month.
One of Russian vehicles was also targeted by Molotov cocktails, temporarily stopping before continuing on the patrol route.
The terrorists, who were disguised in civilian clothing, tried to disrupt the joint patrols moving through the area.
On Nov. 8, a video was captured showing a man hanging on the door of a moving Turkish military vehicle during joint patrols with Russia, trying to get at the soldiers inside.
In the video, the man fell off the moving vehicle and is apparently injured.
YPG/PKK-linked social media accounts falsely claimed that a Turkish armored vehicle caused the death of a local.
However, further examination of the post found that the alleged civilian was actually a YPG/PKK terrorist.
Elsewhere on the internet, the same man is shown in front of mortars firing at Turkish territory and setting up the mortars.
On Oct. 22, Ankara and Moscow reached a deal under which YPG/PKK terrorists would pull back 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) south of Turkey’s border with Syria, and security forces from Turkey and Russia would mount joint patrols there.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the PKK's Syrian offshoot.
*Writing by Sena Guler