Al-Tanf, Syria 0
11 May 2022

The foreign ministers of the counter-ISIS coalition issued a joint statement highlighting that “ensuring the enduring defeat of Daesh/ISIS in Iraq and Syria remains the number one priority”, adding: “Despite significant setbacks… the terrorist group continues to conduct attacks in Iraq and Syria and represents an ongoing threat”. The ministers affirmed that “the Coalition will continue to provide support to the Iraqi Security Forces”, while underscoring “the need to enhance civilian-led counterterrorism capabilities in Iraq… [and] the need to ensure sustainable long-term solutions for Daesh/ISIS fighters and family members in northeast Syria”. “In Syria”, the statement added, “the Coalition stands with the Syrian people in support of a lasting political settlement in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254”.

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