UN Envoy strongly condemns attack on mosque in Baghdad, describes it as cowardly [EN/AR]

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Baghdad, 26 February 2016 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned the attack on Rasul Al-Azam mosque in Baghdad on Thursday.

“This is an utterly despicable act of wanton savagery against peaceful worshipers, which is clearly intended to incite sectarian violence,” SRSG Kubiš said.

“I am certain that the peace loving people of Iraq will never bow to terrorism and will stand together to defeat it,” he said.

“I call on the authorities to do everything in their power to bring the savage criminals who are responsible to account,” he added.

“I send my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wish the injured a speedy recovery,” he further added.

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Khalid Dahab, Deputy Director of Public Information / Deputy Spokesperson - United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)
Phone: +964 790 194 0146; Email: or the UNAMI Public Information Office: