France rejects Trump's demand for return of its citizens in Syria

France will take no action at the present time at the invitation of US President Donald Trump to European allies to restore hundreds of fighters from IS organization from Syria and will return fighters on a case-by-case basis, "French Justice Minister Nicole Beloube said.

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"There is a new geopolitical situation under the US withdrawal ... We will not change our policy at the moment ... France will not respond at this stage to Trump's demands" Nicole Beloube told AFP.

Trump pledged to withdraw US troops from Syria after a victory on the ground against IS, raising fears in Paris and other European capitals about the possibility of militants from these countries try to return to the country.

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