Libya – Retaking of the city of Surt (December 17, 2016)


France welcomes the victory of the forces under the authority of Prime Minister Fayez Serraj’s Government of National Accord over Daesh in Surt.

This is an important milestone in the fight against terrorism.

The priority is now to establish an administration in this liberated city capable of meeting the needs of its inhabitants.

France calls on all Libyan forces to place themselves under the authority of the Government of National Accord in order to continue the critical fight against terrorism in Libya.