French Forces to Withdraw from Iraq & Syria: Spokesperson
BasNews 04/04/2019 – ERBIL – The French forces, who alongside the other US-led coalition forces, were combatting the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, will withdraw from the region, French army spokesperson Patrick Steiger revealed on Thursday.
Talking to reporters, Steiger pointed out that the war against IS has ended in both Iraq and Syria, for this reason, the French artilleries, which had been stationed at the borders between the two countries, will be pulled out of the region in the near future.
He further noted that the forces had been deployed to the area since 2014 as part of the coalition forces. The militant group was announced defeated in Iraq in late 2017 and in Syria only a few days ago.
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