France Sees Syrian Army Participating in Anti-ISIS Fight

France Sees Syrian Army Participating in Anti-ISIS Fight
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:57:17

In what appears to be a shift of position on the Syrian government by Paris, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said he believes it is okay for Syrian government forces to participate in the campaign against the Takfiri ISIS terrorist group in Syria.

Speaking to French radio RTL on Friday, Fabius said that in the fight against ISIS, “there must be two measures: bombings... and ground troops who cannot be ours.” He said the ground forces should be made of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) and “Sunni Arab forces” and can also be joined by Syrian government forces.

The Syrian government has been involved in fighting ISIS and other terrorist groups for a long time now; but the comments by the French foreign minister appear in stark contrast to the hardline view held by the French government against the government in Damascus; Press TV reported.


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