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Official speeches and statements - October 28, 2019

Published on October 28, 2019

1. Fight against terrorism / Death of the Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - Statement by Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (Paris - October 27, 2019)

The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has dealt a new blow to Daesh [so-called ISIL], following the fall of the terrorist group’s last territorial strongholds in March.

I welcome the operation led by our American allies.

The fight against Daesh is not over and we must continue it together, within the framework of the [Global] Coalition against Daesh, taking into account the latest regional developments.

This will be the subject of the forthcoming discussions that France has proposed to its coalition partners.

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