UN envoy in Iraq condemns Baghdad bombings

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An increasing number of people, including families with children and the elderly, have encountered deadly ambushes as they try to escape areas controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Photo: UNAMI

The UN envoy for Iraq has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks carried out in the nation’s capital Baghdad.

According to media reports, multiple bombs were detonated across the city on Monday, killing and injuring many civilians.

On Saturday, around 28 people were killed when suicide bombers struck another market in Al-Sinak district in the centre of Baghdad.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

The UN special envoy for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, expressed outrage over the latest terrorist attacks to hit Baghdad.

He strongly condemned the triple bombings and called on the authorities to do their utmost in order to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The Daesh terrorists also known as ISIL, are steadily losing ground in Iraq and are trying to sow terror and discord, Mr Kubiš noted.

The militant group will fail to achieve its goals with these recent attacks, he predicted, recalling that Daesh is also losing ground in Mosul in northern Iraq.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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