Middle East

France’s miscalculations and impotence over Syria crisis

French navy soldiers wait for the arrival of French Army Chief of Staff General Pierre de Villiers, aboard the French Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier, on November 23, 2015 at the eastern Mediterranean sea, as part of operation Chammal in Syria and Irak against the Islamic State group. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on November 25, 2015, on page 8.




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