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Saturday, 18 February 2017 08:14

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on recent terrorist attacks in Iraq

We condemn the terrorist attack in the south of Baghdad on 16 February for which ISIL, also known as Da’esh, has claimed responsibility. This week has seen a series of such atrocious crimes in the Iraqi capital. We express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Government and people of Iraq.

We convey our solidarity to the people of Iraq in resisting attempts to spread fear, intimidation and hatred. The United Nations will continue to stand by the Government and people of Iraq in their efforts to fight terrorism and violent extremism, notably by building trust and mutual understanding through peaceful and inclusive dialogue.

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 17 February 2017

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