Macron “Deeply Regrets” US Forces’ Pullout from Syria
French President Emmanuel Macron has said that he “deeply regretted” his US counterpart Donald Trump’s decision of pulling the US forces out of Syria
“I very deeply regret the decision made on Syria,” President Macron said during a news conference in Chad on Sunday, as quoted by The Independent.
Trump announced last Wednesday that he will withdraw the US troops from Syria, saying that he believes the Islamic State (IS) has been defeated.
“To be allies is to fight shoulder to shoulder. It’s the most important thing for a head of state and head of the military,” he said. “An ally should be dependable.”
Washington has over 2,000 soldiers in Syria who have been backing the Syrian Kurdish forces in the fight against the militant group.
In the meantime, Turkey has repeatedly threatened to attack the Kurdish forces in the neighboring country as Ankara views the Kurdish fighters an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), an armed group which is designated as a “terrorist organization” by Turkey. Source