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Attacks by armed groups against personnel and facilities of the Coalition against Daesh in Iraq

Attacks by armed groups against personnel and facilities of the Coalition against Daesh in Iraq

Published on December 30, 2019
Communiqué issued by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (Paris - December 30, 2019)

France condemns the attacks carried out in recent weeks by armed groups against personnel and facilities of the Coalition against Daesh in Iraq, leaving several dead. It offers its condolences to Iraq and the United States and assures its Coalition partners of its utmost solidarity in the face of these unacceptable attacks.

France reiterates its determination to remain an active participant in the Coalition against Daesh, which is operating in Iraq at the request of the Iraqi authorities and in support of Iraqi security forces. The Coalition’s continued presence is essential to preserving the gains of five years of fighting Daesh and ensuring a lasting victory against this terrorist group.

France reaffirms its commitment to Iraq’s stability and sovereignty. In a time of rising tensions in Iraq and in the region, France intends to pursue its efforts to promote peace and de-escalation.

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