France condemns in the strongest possible terms the heinous attack carried out by Daesh yesterday against a market in Baghdad, resulting in the death of several dozen people, including children. France extends its heartfelt condolences to the families of those who died and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.
France assures the Iraqi authorities and the Iraqi people of its wholehearted solidarity in the face of this especially cowardly act of terrorism, which took place on the eve of the festival of Eid al-Adha. The perpetrators of this horrifying crime must be prosecuted and convicted. Together with its partners, France will continue to stand alongside Iraq in the fight against terrorism.