The death of the leader of the group Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is "a blow against Daesh, but it is only a stage", said Sunday Emmanuel Macron, for whom the final defeat of the EI is "the priority" of France.
"The death of al-Baghdadi is a blow against Daesh, but it is only a step, the fight continues with our partners in the international coalition to defeat the terrorist organization. priority to the Levant, "tweeted the President of the Republic.
US President Donald Trump earlier announced the death of the IS leader during a US military operation in northwestern Syria.
The most wanted man in the world, considered responsible for multiple atrocities and atrocities in Iraq and Syria and bloody attacks in several countries, had been several times announced dead in recent years.
Minister of Armies Florence Parly "congratulated our American allies for this operation" which led to the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, while calling for "continuing the fight relentlessly" against his organization.
In two tweets published shortly after President Trump's announcement, the minister said: "Early retirement for a terrorist, but not for his organization".
"We will continue the fight relentlessly against Daesh" (Arabic acronym for IS), "with our partners, adapting to new regional circumstances," she added.
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