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France Admits Special Forces Operating on Ground With Rebels in Syria

France Admits Special Forces Operating on Ground With Rebels in Syria

French special forces are operating alongside rebels in northeastern Syria in an advisory capacity to aid the capture of the town of Manbij held by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), a military spokesman said Thursday.

French army spokesman Colonel Gilles Jaron confirmed that France is playing a logistical and advisory role in an offensive aimed at cutting ISIS fighters from a key route along the Syrian-Turkish border, Reuters reported.

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