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French forces arrive in Kurdish-controlled areas in Syria

Soldiers of the French Special Forces during a training operation [file photo]
Soldiers of the French Special Forces during a training operation [File photo]

Local Syrian sources said that Special French Forces arrived on Thursday at an American base in Ramlan area of Al-Hasakah Governorate, which is controlled by the Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG), the Anadolu Agency reported.

The sources said that they did not know whether the French forces planned to remain in the American base, but said there has been a rise in the movement of French forces from Iraq to Syria.

According to the sources, the French armed forces use armed vehicles to tour the cities of Minbij, Raqqa and some areas around Deir Ez-Zour accompanied by armed Kurds.

The news agency reported that French officials had met with YPG members and agreed to supply them with arms and military equipment.

The Turkish news agency said that there are more than 70 French soldiers located in five areas in the north of war torn Syria as part of the international coalition against Daesh.

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