Iraq – Battle for Mosul (January 19, 2017)


France pays tribute to the courage and effectiveness of the Iraqi security forces, which have made significant progress in recapturing the eastern parts of the city of Mosul, with the support of the international coalition against Daesh.

This success should contribute to a sustainable improvement in the fate of the civilian populations.

France, which is one of the leading contributors to the coalition’s efforts within the framework of Operation Chammal, supports the Iraqi forces engaged in the battle for Mosul.

France reaffirms its full support for the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the fight against terrorism and in its efforts to work toward national reconciliation.