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French defense minister says Paris sends its military advisers to northern Syria "to help rebel democratic forces"

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French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said today that French military instructors are operating in Syria. According to the French chief military minister, the French military provide instructor support to the "rebel democratic forces of the Syrian Arab Republic." This information is published by the news agency. France-Presse.


French defense minister says Paris sends its military advisers to northern Syria "to help rebel democratic forces"


In the official Twitter account French news agency reported that France has launched special camps in the north of Syria, where French officers are instructed to "the Syrian democratic forces." About who exactly the official Paris considers "Syrian democratic forces" is not reported.

The French defense minister adds that assistance from the French military is carried out in the form of “consultations”.

Jean-Yves Le Drian:
Now we are supporting not only the rebels weapons and through participation aviationbut also by our military instructors and advisers.


It is worth noting that earlier the French Ministry of Defense did not spread reports that it was engaged in arming Syrian groups that call themselves “rebels” and “moderate opposition”.
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  1. Andrew 447
    Andrew 447 9 June 2016 14: 47
    +4
    Lord, and these are where ??? From the paddling pool warriors "like from a g .... bullet" or another x ... new PR? It would be better to deal with the spirits at home! Although ... on the other hand, the worse the instructor, the worse the fighter trained by him. The less harm from such "oppositionists" to government troops.
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 9 June 2016 14: 48
      +7
      And these, too, defeated us? (with)

      clowns did not have the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier for photo shoots. They realized that their struggle seemed to the whole world the clownish antics. Therefore, they sent a landing of journalists and a couple of fighters for photoset




    2. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 9 June 2016 14: 52
      +2
      Quote: Andrey 447
      Lord, and where are these ??
      Everything is logical. They are in a hurry to stake out their piece of Syria. Apparently, they hope for a speedy partition of the country. Moreover, Syria was already a French colony and now, according to old memory, the French decided to partially return it. At least in the form of a protectorate.
      1. St Petrov
        St Petrov 9 June 2016 14: 55
        +1
        clowns will never be allowed to post anything. only be present as witnesses.

        1. CORNET
          CORNET 9 June 2016 14: 58
          -3
          Well, then the French rushed to share in Syria .... The Turks are delaying?
      2. iConst
        iConst 9 June 2016 15: 10
        +1
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        Everything is logical. They are in a hurry to stake out their piece of Syria. Apparently, they hope for a speedy partition of the country.

        - Everyone is doing it now. That is why they do not want to recognize terrorists as such. They come up with all sorts of names, such as "moderate head cutters".

        But, as knowledgeable people say, not a single good deed goes unpunished. Especially that!

        Popcorn, wait, sir ...
    3. Andrey K
      Andrey K 9 June 2016 15: 01
      +9
      Quote: Andrew 447
      Lord, and these are where ??? From the paddling pool warriors "like from a g .... bullet" or another x ... new PR? It would be better to deal with the spirits at home! Although ... on the other hand, the worse the instructor, the worse the fighter trained by him. The less harm from such "oppositionists" to government troops.

      No matter where, there is a festive dinner ahead, and they are not on the list of winners request
      They break, to share the laurels of winners, to be in time lol
      After all, during WWII time. Despite the fact that they surrendered the country to Hitler in 43 days negative
      And nothing worked. At the table where the "Act of surrender" was signed, there were witnesses. And in the UN Security Council, already as a winning country, it is a permanent member with the right to "veto" request
      We decided to repeat the old scam negative
    4. siberalt
      siberalt 9 June 2016 15: 02
      0
      For France, the main thing is not the fight against IS, but participation.
    5. atalef
      atalef 9 June 2016 15: 16
      +3
      The French Minister of Defense said that Paris has sent its military advisers to the north of Syria "to assist the rebel democratic forces


      belay
      Charles de Gaulle is called to fight the "Islamic State" in France. Paris intends to send its naval aircraft carrier group to the Middle East to fight terrorists. The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will be at the head of the group of ships.

      French people ..... laughing
      1. CORNET
        CORNET 9 June 2016 15: 22
        +2
        AUG pitmen customize ... Here they are right there! Russia offered them to act together, the frogmen were afraid! What were they, such were the Chmyr people and ...
      2. Lelek
        Lelek 9 June 2016 18: 41
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        Quote: atalef
        French people .....


        Yeah! And how are they, heartfelt, without frog legs? The poor fellow will have to switch to scorpion claws. Sorry for them - the sufferers, they would have sat in their Paris and the aperitif would have consumed under the crunch of frog legs. And here, after all, getting into the forehead is not a problem. bully
        1. Oleg7700
          Oleg7700 9 June 2016 20: 47
          +2
          Lord! This is the Foreign Legion. In addition to undoubtedly one of the best fighting qualities in the world, he has one feature that is extremely useful for the French governments: - The French are absolutely not concerned about the fate of his foreign soldiers fighting for French interests for money and future citizenship ...
          1. Weyland
            Weyland 9 June 2016 23: 02
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            Quote: Oleg7700
            This is the Foreign Legion. In addition to undoubtedly one of the best fighting qualities in the world, he has one feature that is extremely useful for the governments of France: - The French are absolutely not concerned about the fate of his foreign soldiers


            ICHS, it’s practically single in France, a truly combat-ready unit. Why's that? laughing

            We don't care which country
            Sweep away the popular
            ,
            And not in others, as not in me
            No pity, no compassion.
            Keep a record: in which year, -
            For us an unnecessary burden;
            And now, in the desert, as in hell,
            We go to the indignant Druze.
            Seventeen-year period
            Passed without rushing through the world;
            Still the sky and the sand
            Look blithely at Palmyra
            ,
            Among the destroyed columns.
            But the surviving columns
            Our Foreign Legion -
            Heir to the Roman legions.

            (the author of the poems is N. Turoverov, a Cossack, a white emigrant, in the 30s he served in the Foreign Legion - in particular, in Syria)
    6. Weyland
      Weyland 9 June 2016 22: 58
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      Quote: Andrey 447
      From the paddling pool warriors "like from a city .... - a bullet"


      So these are probably the guys from Of foreign Legion.
    7. hirurg
      hirurg 9 June 2016 23: 08
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      Recently watched a video. The American guys made a fire with a lighter and paper. And so were happy)))
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  3. iConst
    iConst 9 June 2016 14: 48
    +2
    Probably, these forces did little suicide bombing ...
  4. ilya_oz
    ilya_oz 9 June 2016 14: 48
    +1
    To strike at their location and say that they did not know that the French were there. Let them fail from Syria with their support of the opposition.
  5. General Frost
    General Frost 9 June 2016 14: 48
    0
    I apologize, but the first one in the photo looks like a comedian from gum (Smirnyaga if I'm not mistaken). With respect to all forum users hi
  6. Trigger-Happy
    Trigger-Happy 9 June 2016 14: 48
    0
    Well, let them instruct, then these same instructed to visit them for permanent residence and will arrive with unkind intentions.
  7. Galleon
    Galleon 9 June 2016 14: 50
    +4
    In gratitude for teaching the theory "democratic rebels" decided to hold an internship in the homeland of the instructors during the 2016 European Championship wassat
  8. soroKING
    soroKING 9 June 2016 14: 51
    0
    yeah teach them Marseillaise to sing during the attacks fool
  9. V.ic
    V.ic 9 June 2016 14: 51
    0
    God save us from such friends, but I myself will somehow get rid of my enemies myself!
  10. avva2012
    avva2012 9 June 2016 14: 56
    +1
    France, on foreign territory, is engaged in supporting illegal armed groups, i.e., terrorists. Accordingly, France is a terrorist country. And, whatever they say, but there are international laws that the government of this country grossly violates. The so-called "advisers" are criminals who are illegally located on the territory of a sovereign country.
    At one time, the League of Nations was dissolved because of either sexual or volitional weakness. It took WWII to create the UN. The diagnosis is the same as that of the previous client. I don’t understand, are they waiting for the third?
    1. poquello
      poquello 9 June 2016 16: 31
      +1
      Quote: avva2012
      France, on foreign territory, is engaged in supporting illegal armed groups, i.e., terrorists. Accordingly, France is a terrorist country. And, whatever they say, but there are international laws that the government of this country grossly violates. The so-called "advisers" are criminals who are illegally located on the territory of a sovereign country.
      At one time, the League of Nations was dissolved because of either sexual or volitional weakness. It took WWII to create the UN. The diagnosis is the same as that of the previous client. I don’t understand, are they waiting for the third?

      it looks like there are British, Americans, French - they hope that if the "international coalition" then the laws are not laws
      1. avva2012
        avva2012 9 June 2016 16: 54
        +1
        Quote: poquello it looks like there are British, Americans, French - they hope that if the "international coalition" then the laws are not laws

        Lavrov, in addition to his famous aphorism, also said that we need the sanction of the Security Council.
        If he is not, then besides finding countries there at the request of a legitimate government, the rest of the company is illegal.
        If you look from the side, it’s easier to organize on our ball something similar to the blocs of the Allied countries that conduct dialogue (or do not) among themselves, rather than a pseudo-organization in the form of the UN. So, in my opinion, it’s more understandable and honest.
        1. poquello
          poquello 9 June 2016 17: 17
          0
          Quote: avva2012
          If you look from the side, it’s easier to organize on our ball something similar to the blocs of the Allied countries that conduct dialogue (or do not) among themselves, rather than a pseudo-organization in the form of the UN. So, in my opinion, it’s more understandable and honest.

          so the UN is just a platform for dialogue, pro-American functionaries there would be reduced and norms
  11. Makarov
    Makarov 9 June 2016 15: 01
    0
    cannon fodder...
  12. friend of animals
    friend of animals 9 June 2016 15: 07
    +1
    It is interesting what is meant by the north of Syria. There is either a stub of Turkish forces, or Kurds. The first stub is almost entirely at a range of artillery destruction, and the French would not have taken such a risk.

    This means that most likely the Kurds, and the Turks may be offended by opening the tap of the refugee stream stronger.
  13. 3 Gorynych
    3 Gorynych 9 June 2016 15: 11
    0
    Now we support the rebels with more than just weapons
    Well, at least they honestly admitted that they were good fellows! And in the photo the instructors show funny faces almost like those of ukronatsiks, it’s probably they are sent from Ukraine after the courses so that some bandits of other bandits will teach them what their Americas are. instructors taught.
  14. MuadDib
    MuadDib 9 June 2016 15: 12
    +1
    The United States plays the game and does not spare its pawns. Pawns do not mind playing the role of limp slaves.
  15. renics
    renics 9 June 2016 15: 25
    0
    Well, it was clear that before all these guardians of democracy, in words, the fighters against terrorism, in fact, they themselves create and support it. Soon, world Islam will understand this in the end, then the crowds of migrants will be the same rebels in Europe.
  16. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 9 June 2016 15: 27
    0
    Blah blah blah a statement like "We're teaching someone there!"
    Someone tell me who can train fighters who have been fighting continuously for three years now? Yes, they themselves whom you want to teach. How many training camps are there ... And then - what contingent conducts training, by what forces and what specifics?
    In my opinion, the French simply signify their presence in Syria, so that at the end of WWII, they would stand near the signing table, and, with great luck, sit on the side of the winners.
  17. Lecha57
    Lecha57 9 June 2016 15: 35
    0
    Yes it is. The West so loved itself that it did not notice its imminent fall. “They will do all kinds of harm to Russia in all spheres, taking in themselves assistants to rebel terrorists and all the devils.” They cannot bear the fall and superiority of Russia, therefore they will go to extreme measures. - To the detriment of yourself!
  18. Ros 56
    Ros 56 9 June 2016 16: 02
    0
    Have the French ever ever won anyone, anywhere, other than Napoleon?
    1. Ruswolf
      Ruswolf 9 June 2016 17: 12
      0
      Ros 56
      Have the French ever ever won anyone, anywhere, other than Napoleon?

      Yes, it would seem that there would not have been a victory over Napoleon without Russia either. In general, as always. Those who wanted to win concluded agreements with Russia.
      In 1799, Suvorov received the rank of Austrian field marshal from the emperor of Austria and led the allied army. Smashed the French to the fullest (really did not like the rebels and revolutionaries)
      At a reception with the emperor, Franz Suvorov will declare: “The French were treated too politely as with the ladies. But I’m old for courtesies and I’ll do it ruder! ”

      Well, here is the result
      It took the great Suvorov only four months to defeat and clear Italy from the French! During the Italian campaign, he won 10 battles, captured about 3 thousand guns, 200 thousand guns, took 25 fortresses and captured over 80 thousand Frenchmen ...

      And about 1812?
      And how about this case, on 31 of March 1814, the Russian Tsar Alexander I triumphantly enter Paris.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 9 June 2016 18: 31
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        Quote: Ruswolf
        Yes, it would seem that victory over Napoleon without Russia would not be the same


        Once again, I slowly explain what victories besides the Napoleonic ones were in France? What are you writing about? And what does minus mean?
        1. Ruswolf
          Ruswolf 9 June 2016 21: 13
          0
          This is the first comment.
          Ros 56
          Have the French ever ever won anyone, anywhere, other than Napoleon?

          This is the second
          Ros 56
          ....... what victories besides the Napoleonic ones did France have?

          You feel the difference, dear! Or didn’t go to school?
          Though slowly even quickly. The meaning of both comments is different!
          I answered the first meaning where it says that the French defeated only Napoleon!
          The minus is not mine. Probably someone did not like the historical background that you provided.
          hi
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  20. renics
    renics 9 June 2016 16: 23
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    But the Germans report using this photo about 4 killed French soldiers in Afghanistan. During a militant attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, four French ISAF soldiers were killed. As the French government announced that five more soldiers were supposed to be taken to a military hospital in Kabul. Three of them were in critical condition.
    http://www.suedostschweiz.ch/politik/franzoesische-soldaten-afghanistan-getoetet
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  23. renics
    renics 9 June 2016 16: 34
    -1
    A moronic site with a miserable graphic editor, no links or pictures or videos are inserted. On the top comment I put in about ten minutes.
  24. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 9 June 2016 16: 51
    0
    Quote: renics
    A moronic site with a miserable graphic editor, no links or pictures or videos are inserted. On the top comment I put in about ten minutes.

    You are wrong. I will not say "Learn the materiel", you just need to carefully follow the steps, there are no problems with links (if you insert pictures * .png, there are no problems at all). Sometimes there is a problem due to the low speed of exchange with the VO site. Practice it and good luck.
    1. poquello
      poquello 9 June 2016 17: 24
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      Quote: avg-mgn
      You are wrong. I will not say "Learn the materiel", you just need to carefully follow the steps, there are no problems with links (if you insert pictures * .png, there are no problems at all). Sometimes there is a problem due to the low speed of exchange with the VO site. Practice it and good luck.

      krivenkiy, krivenkiy, after 100 comments in the topic it starts to go dull, but there is a positive point - there are a lot of sites worse
  25. Ruswolf
    Ruswolf 9 June 2016 17: 29
    +2
    Gentlemen the French!
    And why not help your advisers with the rebel democratic forces .... New Russia?
    They need advice on how to defend democracy, independence .... from Ukrainian fascism.
    Or do you support ..... f ....?
    Degol would be very unhappy with you!
  26. avia1991
    avia1991 9 June 2016 18: 02
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    Now we support the rebels not only with weapons and through aviation
    If you, instead of such help, taught them to eat frogs, there might be no more benefit, but surely less harm! wassat
  27. PValery53
    PValery53 9 June 2016 20: 53
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    "Paris sent its military advisers to the north of Syria to" ... receive "carrots" from the army of Bashar al-Assad, and ours will help.