BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The French Armed Forces will be withdrawing from the border of Iraq and Syria, the French Army Spokesperson Patrick Steiger allegedly said on Thursday, as reported by Bas News.

According to the Bas News report, Steiger told reporters on Thursday that the war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) has ended in both Iraq and Syria.

He allegedly followed up this comment by saying the French artillery units, which were stationed on the border, will be pulled out of Syria and Iraq in the near future.

However, despite these claims, Al-Masdar News was unable to verify the validity of this report.

The French Foreign Ministry has not put out any statement regarding this alleged withdraw, nor has any French publication made these same claims.

Previously, the French Ministry of Defense said they were not withdrawing their troops from Syria, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration of victory against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

The French Armed Forces are currently entrenched in several parts of northern and eastern Syria, with a large presence near the Al-Umar Oil Fields in the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

 

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Sweet Robert
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All foreign nations leave Syria and take your terrorist with you .

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It simply makes no sense to keep the CAESAR self propelled Howitzers now : the 6 guns effect is a little like having a full F-16 squadron dropping its guided bombs every 3 minutes with the advantage of being much cheaper to use since, using cheap standard shells, the accuracy is 1m at 50km… Can be transported by A400M, C-130 and even Mi-26 helicopter and costs the half of an US M777 non propelled Howitzer, the CAESAR is likely the best piece of artillery you can have : if you want such accuracy from a Russian/Chinese 152mm Howitzer, you need… Read more »

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I agree in that perspective. You replace with other kind of troops or scale up and down.

Withdraw is only for that kind of troops. They might be replaced by technicals or something else.

Danes among others for a longer period has worked with better logitics and especially the electronic parts, which might help finding ISIS there better too.

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I agree. This might be the wrong end of the elephant.