Tuesday, 03 May 2016 20:15

SRSG Kubiš on Saydiyah Bombing: Iraqis should in one loud voice condemn targeting of civilians, particularly pilgrims

Baghdad, Iraq, 03 May 2016 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the terrorist car bombing in Baghdad’s Saydiyah neighbourhood on Monday 02 May 2016 which targeted civilians, including pilgrims on their way to commemorate the death anniversary of Imam Musa Al-Kadhim.

The SRSG offers condolences to the families of the victims and wishes the injured speedy recovery.

“Daesh’s criminality knows no limits, and now it is aiming the full wrath of its cruelty at pilgrims on their way to perform their religious duty”, Mr. Kubiš said. “Expressions of support and grief for the victims are no longer enough. All segments of Iraqi society as well as political, civil society and religious leaders together should, in one loud voice, condemn and call for an end these atrocities, particularly against pilgrims as we have seen in the past few days”.

The SRSG is confident that such attacks will not be able to break the Iraqi people’s will, urging them to remain united and calling on the authorities to exercise extra vigilance in order to scuttle the terrorists’ plans of sowing sedition in the country.

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