France to ensure safety of military in Syria in ‘coming hours’: Elysee


PARIS (Reuters) – France will take measures in coming hours to ensure the safety of its military and civilian personnel in northeastern Syria, the French president’s office said in a statement on Monday after an urgent defense cabinet meeting.

France, which is part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in the region, has special forces operating in the area.

Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Kim Coghill

Story first appeared on Reuters.com


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