URGENT: Important announcement by Macron about his country’s troops in Syria
PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macaron has announced he will keep his country’s troops in Syria and Iraq next year to fight a “Da’ash’” organization, Paris announced.
Sky News said in an urgent news that the French president announced the maintenance of the military presence in Syria and Iraq next year to fight “Da’ash.”
Macron said in a speech during his visit to the military base located near the city of Toulouse on Thursday, “The declared withdrawal of our American ally (from Syria) should not distract us from our strategic goal is to eliminate Da’ash.”
He added: “We will keep our military involvement in the Levant within the international coalition (against Da’ash) during the year.”
The French president mentioned in his speech the killing of five US soldiers in a bombing in the city of Manbj in northern Syria recently said that the incident confirms the end of the battle against “Da’ash” not finished. He stressed that the next few months will be decisive in the fight against Da’ash.
Macron said earlier that the Da’ash organization did not end, contrary to US President Donald Trump’s statement, and that his country’s forces would continue to support the Kurds.