III Corps trains in Syria

Turkish and U.S. troops conducted their first joint ground patrol in northeastern Syria on Sunday as part of a so-called “safe zone."

TAL ABYAD, Syria — Turkish and U.S. troops conducted their first joint ground patrol in northeastern Syria on Sunday as part of a so-called “safe zone” that Ankara has been pressing for in the volatile Kurdish-administered region.

Included in the training was a group from Fort Hood. The III Corps headquarters element cased their colors Sept. 4 for a yearlong deployment to head up the ground forces coalition against the Islamic State group.

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