The Russian military was conducting a joint patrol with Turkish forces along the Aleppo-Latakia Highway (M-4 Highway) in Idlib province, during the early morning hours of Tuesday, when it was attacked by militants.

The Turkish or Russian Defense Ministries did not report any casualties.

This is the 26th joint patrol that has been conducted in northwest Syria by Turkish and Russian forces since they came to an agreement earlier this spring. 

“A vehicle in the convoy has been slightly damaged due to the explosion that took place during the 26th joint ground patrol on the M4 highway in Idlib within the scope of the March 5 agreement between Turkey and Russia,” the Turkish Defense Ministry released in a statement.