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FACTSHEET | March 3, 2016



"France, alongside its partners, is committed to the fight against Da’esh. In Syria and in Iraq, France's goal is to eradicate this threat in order to preserve the freedom and safety of the people in the region and our own citizens."

Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

France is a key player in terms of military action taken by the Global Coalition to counter Da’esh both in Iraq and in Syria.

French military contributions to Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, the multinational coalition dedicated to militarily defeating Da’esh in Iraq and Syria, include:

  • French Military Personnel are training Iraqi Security Forces to defeat Da’esh
  • Rafale fighters and Mirage 2000 fighter jets to conduct air strikes in Iraq and Syria
  • Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft for surveillance and intelligence-gathering
  • Naval vessels in support of air and ground efforts

For more information on France’s contribution to the Global Coalition:

For more information on OPERATION CHAMMAL:

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