Condemnation Statement on Terrorist Attack in Nasiriyah Province

We strongly condemn today’s terrorist attack in Nasiryah Province and offer our condolences to the victims and their families.  This attack is yet another example of the cowardice of Da’esh and other extremist groups targeting innocent civilians in their desperate attempts to sow discord among the people of Iraq while they face overwhelming defeat on battlefield.   The United States remains committed to support the Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi people in their efforts to defeat Da’esh and restore peace and stability in Iraq.