France to stay in Syria after US troops ordered home: Minister

France to stay in Syria after US troops ordered home: Minister

PARIS – Agence France-Presse
France to stay in Syria after US troops ordered home: Minister

France will maintain its participation in the coalition fighting ISIL forces in Syria, a government minister said on Dec. 20 after President Donald Trump surprised Washington's allies by ordering US troops home.

"For now of course we remain in Syria," France's European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau said on CNews television, adding "the fight against terrorism is not over."

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