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.