The French Ministry of Defense said on Thursday that their armed forces are currently “advising” the rebels in Syria.
“We are supporting the rebels with weapons, airstrikes, and military advisers.”
-Jean-Yves le Drian (French Defense Minister)
“The offensive at Manbij is clearly being backed by a certain number of states including France. It’s the usual support – it’s advisory,” the official told the agency.
#BREAKING:French military in Syria advising rebels, says defence ministry
— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 9, 2016
The French military is advising the U.S. backed “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) that are currently on the offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in northeast Aleppo.