Syria - Attack and kidnappings by Daesh in Deir Ezzor (16 January 2016)


France condemns the crimes and acts of violence committed against the civilian population in Deir Ezzor on 16 January by Daesh [so-called ISIL], including summary executions and the kidnapping of hundreds of people, women and children among them.

We call for their immediate release.

The acts once again demonstrate the barbarity of the terrorist organization. They may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, and their perpetrators will have to be held accountable.