Irak - Q&A from the daily press briefing (08.06.16)


Q - Did you respond or do have any response to the reports of atrocities and human rights violations committed by the [Iraqi pro-government] militia in the campaign to liberate cities such as Falluja and other cities in Iraq?

A - France is concerned about the situation of the besieged civilian populations in Falluja who are in effect being held hostage by Daesh which is deliberately targeting civilians trying to flee the city.

We have taken note of the statements issued by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on June 7.

We condemn all human rights violations and call on all parties to comply fully with international humanitarian law.