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Macron says learned of US Syria withdrawal 'by tweet'

AFP  |  Brussels 

French President Emmanuel Macron, whose country has special forces in Syria as part of the anti-Islamic State coalition, complained Friday that he had learned of a US withdrawal by Twitter.

"I understood that we were in NATO, that the United States and Turkey were in NATO," Macron told reporters at an EU summit.

"Like everyone else, I learned by tweet that the United States had decided to withdraw its troops.

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First Published: Fri, October 18 2019. 19:50 IST