French Ambassador to Russia Sylvie Bermann doubts which the US has conquered Muslim State (IS, previously ISIS) at Syria, despite President Donald Trump asserting that Washington is on the verge of controlling”100% of the caliphate.”
“ISIS is diminished but not demolished,” the diplomat told RIA news agency, adding that France was”amazed” by the US’ unexpected movement to pull troops from conflict-torn Syria.
Trump stated last week that Washington seized nearly all territory previously held by IS at Iraq and Syria and that it is going to restrain “100percent of their caliphate.”
“I don’t think Syria is completely discharged from the terrorists because it is asserted,” Sylvie Bermann said, remembering a terrorist assault in Manbij at January and including that France is particularly worried about IS captives.
Last month, Macron’s authorities disclosed it will likely probably be repatriating 130 jihadists arrested in Northern Syria and Iraq. France’s initial policy was to allow local authorities judge \seized IS fighters but, with US departing the area, officials fear that the jihadists will be freed. The plans prompted outrage among right-wing politicians that said the risk of further terror strikes increases.
A mobile of French and Belgian IS fighters, that sneaked into the nation in Turkey, were supporting the November 2015 Paris mass shootings and suicide bombings that murdered 130 people. Even the 2016 Nice truck assault, which claimed 86 lives, was also coordinated by jihadist militants, according to Europol.