Minister Dion congratulates Government of Iraq on raising Iraqi flag in Ramadi

December 29, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today congratulated the Government of Iraq on raising the Iraqi flag in Ramadi, Iraq:

“Canada commends the Iraqi government and armed forces for their perseverance in liberating Ramadi. This advance is the latest in a series of losses for ISIL [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant]. ISIL has been driven out of territories and cities across the country by Iraqi forces, with support from the global coalition, including Canada.

“Canada will support the Government of Iraq as it continues to clear Ramadi and other ISIL-held areas.

“This remains a long fight, but the coalition’s strategy to build up capacity in Iraq’s armed forces is succeeding. We will continue to stand with the Iraqi people until ISIL is defeated.”


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