Thirteen French Officers ‘Captured by Syrian Army’!
- The attack on Syria is really a precursor to war with Iran. The question is: what will Russia, who has committed to support Syria, do about the western powers’ military actions? Taking on Russia is WW3. Will Russia go all in? Probably not in Syria. They will at some point make a bigger military commitment to this escalating war.
Thirteen French officers ‘captured by Syrian Army’!
By Henry Samuel, Paris, and Amy Willis,
Thirteen French officers have been captured by Syrian forces according to the Lebanon-based Daily Star newspaper, the first mainstream media outlet to report on rumours of Western troops on the ground.
The French foreign ministry dismissed the report, however, telling the Daily Telegraph that not a single French soldier is on Syrian soil. But the defence ministry was less categorical, saying it neither confirmed nor denied the claim.
A photographer who recently escaped from the besieged Syrian city of Homs also dismissed suggestions French soldiers had intervened to secure his evacuation and that of three other Western reporters.
The report came on Monday as the Red Cross and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent reached two neighbourhoods of Homs where they were distributing food and blankets to civilians, including families who had fled the battered district of Baba Amr. The teams still do not appear to have been allowed into Baba Amr itself.
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