(Syria News) France announced, on Saturday, that it will probably increase and reinforce its military presence in Syria.
A source in the French Presidency informed that the expected military reinforcement will take place to back the US-led coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria. He also warned of any Turkish movements toward the Kurdish-held city of Manbij.
President Recep Tayyib Erdogan announced that the Turkish army is willing to head toward Manbij, after fully capturing the city of Afrin early last week.
Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron is criticized in France for his response to the Turkish military operation against the People’s Protection Units.
After the meeting of Macron, for the first time, with a delegation of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the latter revealed that the French President vowed to send more reinforcement to mediate between Kurdish forces and Ankara, while the latter refused the mediation with the People’s Protection Units.
In the meantime, France responded to the angry statements of the Turkish side that it will proceed with the talks with Turkey, which is considered an important partner in the war in Syria, while also denied carrying out any new operation in the Syrian north.
It is noteworthy that France has presented the needed military aid to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria.