A US soldier stands near the front line between the US-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. Photo: AP Photo

France says Islamic State is still not defeated and that troops should remain in Syria despite Donald Trump’s order to leave

  • France will keep its troops in war-ravaged country after US announced a withdrawal of its forces
  • France is a leading member of the US-led coalition fighting militants in Syria and Iraq
Topic |   Syrian conflict

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A US soldier stands near the front line between the US-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. Photo: AP Photo
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