Statement by Ambassador Stuart Jones – Recent Attacks in Iraq

We are deeply saddened by and condemn the recent attacks in Baghdad and Miqdadiyah, the bombings of mosques in Diyala and Babel, the execution of journalists Saif Talal and Hassan al-Anbaki, and other recent attacks throughout Iraq.  We express our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed and those who have been injured by these heinous acts.

At a time when Iraqi forces are retaking land from Da’esh, when the enemy is losing on many fronts, the United States and our coalition partners will continue to support Prime Minister Abadi and his government in the effort to build national unity.