France's Le Drian says Turkish offensive in Syria could undermine fight against IS -paper

by Reuters
Monday, 14 October 2019 18:43 GMT

PARIS, Oct 14 (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that the Turkish offensive in Syria could undermine years of battling the Islamic State militant group. "It's a very serious issue. First of all because this Turkish operation in North-Eastern Syria could undermine five years of battling the Islamic State. The Islamic State is not dead," Le Drian told Le Figaro newspaper.

(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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