Kurdish official says French president Emmanuel Macron has committed to sending more troops to Syria


After more attacks on French soil by so-called Islamic State, President Macron may be contemplating sending more troops to northern Syria.

Paris has denied it, but Kurdish officials representing the Kurdish YPG forces in Syria met with Macron on Thursday and afterwards stated that he’d pledged to send troops.

Speaking to Reuters news agency after the meeting with Macron, Khaled Eissa, a PYD member who represents the northern Syria region in Paris, said he had promised to send more troops to the area, provide humanitarian assistance and push for a diplomatic solution.

“There will be reinforcements to help secure from attacks by Islamic State and stop a foreign aggression,” he said, referring to Turkey. “It’s message that this irresponsible action from the Islamists in Ankara stops.”

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