France has begun to build a military base near the city of Kobane in Syria’s Aleppo province, the Russian state-fundend news agency “Sputnik” reported on June 10.
The news agency argued, citing an anonymous Kurdish source, that French special operation forces deployed to Northern Syria started the construction of a military base:
“The French have begun constructing a military base similar to the US military bases… French experts and military advisers working in the region will be stationed there.”
The report emphasizes that French and UK special forces deployed to the Arab country in order to support the Manbij offensive of the Syrian Democratic Forces.
A Kurdish media outlet, “Rojava News” also reported on June 10 that France is building a military base near Kobane. The Rojava News cited some anonymous SDF sources.
We remember, the US deployed some 550 special operation forces troops in Syria in 2015 and 2016. US troops participate in clashes against ISIS and manage SDF advances in Northern Syria.