BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The French military will remain inside of Syria despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that his forces would be returning home, the AFP reported this morning.

Citing France’s Euphrates Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau, the French military will continue to fight the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) inside Syria until they are fully defeated.

“For now of course we remain in Syria,” Loiseau told CNews TV, adding “the fight against terrorism is not over.”

The French military has been active participant in the U.S. Coalition’s ongoing fight against the Islamic State forces inside Syria and Iraq.

France currently has no diplomatic ties with the Syrian government, but they are allied with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who control at least a quarter of the country.

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FairsFair
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What are the French going to do for the Kurds? Cook them excellent meals while they are under attack from the Turks and their jihadis?
Both France and Turkey are in NATO….

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@FairsFair, sure a good idea to have a decent meal before the fighting.

p.s. Buy them supplies for Warsaw pact style arms on the Balkan? That is where the US bought them too.

The Sultan threatened EU countries and firms. the EU treaty has the same mutual defence clauses as NATO.

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Exact. Mess with an EU country, get the whole union fighting against you.

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mon ami, it sure can happen if You attack an EU country. And being in the NATO will not help the aggressor much.

Plus EU sanctions will be far more serious for anyone on the continent than US sanctions.

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You made me laugh)))

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@notonato, Ты шутишь!

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FairsFair : ask Boko Haram, MUJAO or AQIM about the French… Err, you may have problems getting answers from their carcasses 😉
Mali is 5-6x as big as Syria and was “cleansed” within a month, sub-Saharian mujahideen were technically finished off within a year in an area just as big as the USA…
Russia is helping Syria for more than 3 years and shithadists still have not disappeared, period 😉

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I’d add that France and Germany are backing the Kurds since day one and LONG BEFORE the Yanks or Russians got involved.
YPG received thousands of Milan ATGMs which were abslutely devastating for ISIS (huhu Milan’s warhead is 50% more powerful than TOW or Kornet) at a point that both France and Germany had to pass orders to re-fill their ATGM stockpiles.

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@Daeshbags-Sux, am ami, but that the victory takes so long in Syria is not the fault of Russian help but the Turk, KSA… and US support for the shitlamis.

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The main issue in the short term will be the military re-supply of Kurdish forces. France does not really have that scale of capability in Syria. French airpower is also limited and I would suspect that current NATO nations involvement in Syria will also decrease. Excepting the silly Brits of course 🙂 Trump may be assassinated of course but that could easily ferment a civil war in the US. KARMA indeed. All bets are hard to judge and the allies of Syria and President Assad will, as always, remain flexible in the war against the US Coalition of Terror wherever… Read more »

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Agreed. But the other question is how the Russians would react with regards to the Syrian Government v. Turkey & jihadis. All the remaining foreign powers in Syria regard the Kurds are expendable but if the Turks seize the Kurdish held parts of Syria, that’s 1/3 of Syria with the oil wells. That would be unacceptable to Damascus. Will the Russian Air Force provide air cover for the SAA and allies against the expansionist neo-Ottoma Turks and their FSA jihadis???

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@FairsFair, an irredentist neo-Ottoman land grab is not acceptable for a number of nations besides Syria. Since it would IMHO question all post WW I borders in the area.

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@FlorianGeyer, France and other EU countries are at odds with the Sultanate. For example about oil and gas exploration in EU countries in the Eastern Mediterranean sea done by big EU firms and conglomerates.

The resupply of the Kurds who are mostly carrying weapons from ex Warsaw pact countries is possible. That can be made and bought on the Balkan. That is where the US bought the stuff too.

Russia should not be interested in the Sultanate grabbing Syrian resources.

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“French airpower is also limited” => You obviously have no clues on French air-power. A single Rafale does as much job as 3 F-16 or Flankers 😉 ust put a dozen of pods of ILGR guided rockets (22 per pod) under TERs fit on the pylons and let’s blast up to 264 battle-tanks per flight… And a Rafale can be pushed up to 10-11 missions a day for at least one weak. Thus, a squadron of 18 can fück up 4752 targets per flight, so 47520-52272 per 24 hours… And they still can carry 6-8 Meteor+MICA, thus maintaining air superiority… Read more »

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Mon ami, “French airpower is also limited” : true but against an enemy with no air force, French agricultural planes can do the job also and more cheaply. So it is a funny argument to point out that it is limited because these limit do not matter.

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Why would Trump be assassinated? The military-industrial complex loves him : he greatly improved the sales and raised the military budget, unlike JFK.
Even if it happened, why would it trigger a civil war?
JFK, Lincoln, McKinley and Garfield were assassinated while in office and it didn’t triggered any civil war. Actually, the VP replaces POTUS immediately and frankly, if you find Trump is terrible, you probably don’t want Mike Pence instead : he’ll be far worst for sure.
Moreover, US economy is doing great and you don’t start a revolution/civil war when economy is fine.

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Yankees’ “Coalition of terror’? Err, SAA is not fighting against CJTF/OIR, baby! Actually, these even made Assad’s day by ‘taking care’ of about +80% of ISIS in Syria 😉
And frankly, IRGC/Hezbollah are as much terrorist as al-Qaeda or Daesh and all are also into organized criminality too.
DGSI has just busted a Hezbollah cocaine ring a few km from my home recently, hehe 😉

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Nathalie Loiseau is minister to European affairs. There is no “Euphrates Affairs Minister” in French govt.

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That’s not a surprise for me. Macron was pointed by the banksters (understand Khazars). It’s high time the yellow vests to throw Macron in the ocean (even he deserves the guillotine) and elect a people’s president serving the French citizens, not the corporations and Khazars interests…

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You obviously have no clue about what is happening with the yellow vests, it’s just about the cost of living and the guillotine has been retired for long now and is nowhere near to be used again, hopefully.

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It is a modern jackeri IMHO.

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eL Ou el

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It is about time these frogeaters got their a$$ kicked

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Usually, French ony eat frogs’ legs. You shuld give a try, this is delicious.
Usually, they’re the one kicking your a$$ too when the Yankee is not enough -)

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Mon ami, much overrated these frog legs. Taste like chicken with a little fish powder for spice.

p.s. But better Turk & Balkan food.

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Froggy go home and take care of your domestic problems.

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Frogs are home everywhere : you can find frogs inbarely all climates, especially in their colonies, hehe…
Actually, the Syrian state has been patterned on the French one, that’s why Assad could cope with all this mess. Had Syria been created by the Brits instead, the regime would have felt for long, as did Iraq.

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Non mon ami, that it is shaped like the French system made things bad.
This system is no true democracy.