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French, British and US special forces evacuated from Kobane

(B2) American, British and French special forces were “ forced to abandon a forward operating base (FOB) [in northeast Syria] and rush to an airfield south of Kobane, just hours after Russian forces ransacked an abandoned US contractor base nearby » indicates the daily express.

In addition, around fifty Britons, including special forces from the SAS, " been trapped in a cement plant in Kobane » of Lafarge reconquered by the Kurds and used to organize joint operations against Islamic State (Daesh) fighters. Plans to evacuate soldiers with C-130 Hercules planes have “ had to be suspended after clashes between Kurdish forces and pro-Turkish militias says the popular British daily.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).