Syria - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (26.07.18)

Q - Do you have any comment on the attacks by Daesh in Sweida province, populated notably by Druze?

A - The series of terrorist attacks carried out by Daesh yesterday in Sweida province prove that this terrorist organization remains determined to strike civilian populations and to eliminate the religious diversity of Middle Eastern societies.

We condemn these attacks, which took the lives of nearly 250 people, the majority of them civilians.

We reaffirm the need to successfully complete the fight against Daesh.

We express our concern over the military operations in southern Syria, and especially the number of civilian casualties and displaced persons they cause.

France is continuing its efforts to provide the necessary aid to the most vulnerable people. It will continue taking all useful initiatives to bring about a political solution to the Syrian conflict.