BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – France and Great Britain are allegedly sending more troops to Syria in order to fill the void left by the U.S. troop reduction, The Guardian reported.
Citing U.S. officials, the publication reported that France and Great Britain will increase their forces in Syria by 10 to 15 percent.
This alleged move by France and Great Britain comes just days after several countries, including Germany and the Netherlands, rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s request to send ground forces to Syria.
Meanwhile, Foreign Policy reported that the increase of French and British troops in Syria is a major victory for the Trump administration as they were struggling to find allied countries to accept their request for ground troops.
Both France and Great Britain already have ground troops inside of Syria, despite objections from the government in Damascus.
The two European nations also participated in the April 2018 attack against the Syrian government, which was carried out in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack on the town of Douma.