October 7, 2019 / 3:44 PM / a month ago

France says U.S. pull out, Turkish offensive in Syria could strengthen Islamic State

PARIS (Reuters) - France will monitor closely a U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria and a possible Turkish offensive because it could strengthen Islamic State, its armed forces minister said on Monday.

“We have to be extremely vigilant that such a move, which goes against the objectives of the (anti-Islamic State) coalition, could strengthen Islamic State rather than weakening or destroying it,” Florence Parly told reporters in northern France.

Reporting by John Irish; editing by Richard Lough

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