U.S. Embassy Baghdad
Office of the Spokesperson
The attack last night at the Sayyid Muhammad shrine in Balad tragically underscored again the utter contempt Da’esh has for human life. We extend our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the cowardly attack, and we wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured.
Every day Iraqis across the country are subjected to the horrors of Da’esh’s brutality. Whether one person or hundreds are killed or wounded, these acts of violence are an abomination that only increases our determination to stand by the Iraqi people and help them defeat Da’esh.