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U.S. Is Aware of Need to Protect Kurds: French Minister

U.S. Is Aware of Need to Protect Kurds:  French Minister

PARIS - The United States is increasingly aware of the importance of protecting its Kurdish allies even as it withdraws from Syria, French defense minister Florence Parly said on Sunday.
U.S. President Donald Trump said in December that Washington would withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops it has in Syria, raising fears for the fate of its allies among Kurdish forces who are seen as enemies by neighboring Turkey.
“This question about the necessity to protect them has been taken into consideration by the Americans,” Parly told a program hosted by France Info, France Inter and Le Monde newspaper.
“The Kurds have been the best partners of the coalition,” added Parly, referring to an international coalition of countries, including the United States, fighting Islamic State.  (Reuters)