U.S. Embassy Condemns Suicide Bombing near Iskandariya

The U.S. Embassy condemns in the strongest terms Friday’s suicide bombing near Iskandariya, which killed and wounded scores of Iraqis. This heinous act, in which Da’esh dispatched a teenage boy to attack a group of youth soccer players, illustrates the depravity of this barbaric group and reminds us why the world must purge it from our midst.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those killed and wounded, and to the community that lost its mayor in the barbaric attack.

The international community must stand together and join with Iraq to eliminate the evil of Da’esh and prevent them from murdering more innocent children.