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Liberation of Raqqa - Statement by Jean-Yves Le Drian Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (20 October 2017)

The liberation of Raqqa delivers a decisive blow to Daesh which had made it the epicenter from which numerous attacks were launched. My first thoughts are with the victims of this barbarity and their families; at the Bataclan, in the streets of Paris, Nice and elsewhere. That is why, since the start of its military involvement in the fight against Daesh on September 19, 2014, France has called for Raqqa to be identified as one of the coalition’s priorities, like the other nerve centers that (…)

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