Italy supports Iraq as it battles al-Qaeda says Emma Bonino
Op gearing up to wrest Fallujah from militia07 January, 17:30
The Iraqi army deployed tanks and artillery around Fallujah on Tuesday, after fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), an al-Qaeda affiliate also active across the border in Syria, overran it and another city in the western Al Anbar province last week.
"We support the process of re-establishing security within a logic of regional stability, including with via European Union action," Bonino added.
The rule of law and protecting human rights and basic liberties through inclusive dialogue with all members of society are of the essence, the minister said.