France strongly condemns the deadly offensive launched by the Syrian regime with help from its supporters against the town of Dara’a, one of the symbols of the suffering endured by the Syrian people over the course of the 10-year conflict.
This attack confirms that without a credible political process, Syria, including the areas under the regime’s control, will not return to stability. There can be no lasting military solution to the Syrian conflict. The only way to put an end to the Syrian tragedy is through an inclusive political process, based on the various elements of UNSCR 2254.
France reaffirms its commitment to the fight against impunity for the most serious violations of international humanitarian law and human rights.