"great caution with the ground forces, massive destruction of infrastructure and unnecessary civilian suffering."
"A high French officer in the US-led alliance against the member IS in the eastern Syria is openly very critical to the operation – and now he faces punishment."
"According to Francois-Régis Legrier has the alliance focused too much on private security. With 1 000 marksoldater had the alliance quickly able to beat the approximately 2 000 jihadists, which lacked modern military equipment, he wrote."
"If ground troops had have been deployed had the destruction and the civilian suffering has become less, writes the colonel."
"It is a very unusual criticism from a high officer on duty. The article was later removed from the journal site – and for the captain, there may be consequences."