Syria – Recapturing of the city of Manbij (August 13, 2016)


France welcomes the liberation of Manbij by the Syrian Democratic Forces, with the support of the international coalition against Daesh.

This strategic victory against the terrorist organization contributes to the weakening of Daesh.

It marks a further step toward isolating Raqqa, Daesh’s main Syrian stronghold and the international coalition’s primary objective in Syria.

France calls for the establishment of a pluralistic system of governance in Manbij and the towns that have been liberated from Daesh’s control.