Iraq – Retaking of the city of Falluja (June 26, 2016)


France welcomes the retaking of Falluja by the Iraqi forces, with the support of the international coalition against Daesh.

It pays tribute to the courage of the Iraqi security forces and will continue to support them in the fight against this terrorist organization.

We call on the Iraqi authorities to do everything possible to ensure the protection of the civilian populations, while respecting human rights and international humanitarian law.

While Daesh is retreating, France is also lending its support to the Iraqi authorities in order to accelerate the stabilization of the liberated areas and to implement the reforms needed to ensure national reconciliation.