Syria - Attacks (12 October 2017)

France condemns the terrorist attacks in northeastern Syria on October 12 that took the lives of at least 50 people, including civilians who had fled the fighting in Deir ez-Zor.

The fight against terrorism is our priority. It is the purpose of Operation Chammal – our military effort in Syria – and our joint effort with our partners from the international coalition against Daesh.

While important progress has been made in the fight against Daesh in Syria, only a political solution to the Syrian conflict, in line with Security Council resolution 2254, will allow us to respond to the threat of terrorism in a lasting manner.

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