February 11, 2019 / 10:51 PM
France cannot defend Syrian Kurds, analyst tells Kurdpress

A French analyst believes his country cannot defend Kurds in Syria and the country would quit war-torn Syria after the U.S. withdraws its forces.

Fabris Balanche told Kurdpress in an interview that the U.S. has always been announced as the main ally of the Kurds in Syria but, in reality, there are some 400 French and British forces in the Kurdish regions of Syria and are training the Kurdish forces.

France has always introduced itself as a Kurds’ friend and Kurds in Syria have asked for help from Paris in critical situations as Syria Kurdish leader visited Paris and asked for help after the IS attacked the Kurdish regions.

The analyst, also a Washington Institute researcher, stated that Paris is not able to defend Kurds in Syria and cannot fill the gap after the withdrawal of the U.S. forces.

Stressing that Paris is following a vague policy in Syria, he added that French army is not strong enough to play the role of substitution after the U.S. troops left the region.

He even claimed that French forces would very likely leave the Kurdish regions in Syria after Washington pulled out its forces from Syria.

The analyst added that the new of the U.S. withdrawal from Syria was a bad report for Paris as it cannot remain in Syria alone as France is losing its best support against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Balanche further did not predict a good future for Syrian Kurds.

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