France

France is a key player in terms of military action taken by the Global Coalition to Counter Daesh both in Iraq and in Syria.

"France and its Coalition partners, alongside the Iraqi security forces, whom we commend the courage of, work on a daily basis to defeat the Daesh terrorist organization in Iraq. Protection of civilians and compliance with international humanitarian law are priorities of our action."

Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Stats

1,200
soldiers involved in Opération Chammal (France’s contribution to the Coalition’s military action).
4000
Iraqi soldiers trained to date, of which 2,300 are new members of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service.
€70m
given to support stabilisation and humanitarian initiatives in Iraq since 2014