Russian military police officer, foreground, stand guard near the village of Tal Kroum, Syria, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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The Russian military said Tuesday that its forces in Syria will help U.N. peacekeepers fully restore patrols along the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, reflecting Moscow's deepening role in mediating between the decades-old foes.Russian military police have been deploying in all areas recaptured from rebels, including on the edge of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, after Syrian government forces regained control of the area last month. Kuralenko said the Russian military police have set up four checkpoints on the edge of the demilitarized zone and plan to add another four.Kuralenko added that the Russian military police will be ready to leave once the U.N. mission fully takes charge.The Idlib region, a refuge for civilians and rebels displaced from other areas of Syria as well as powerful
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