Saturday, 08 August 2009 03:00

SRSG Ad Melkert Condemns Criminal Bombings in Mosul and Baghdad

Baghdad-8 August 2009- The Special Representative of the United Nations-Secretary General for Iraq (SRSG) Ad Melkert strongly condemned the car bombing in the cites of Mosul and Baghdad on Friday which left dozens of innocent civilians dead and injured. Mr. Melkert described the bombings as, “An abhorrent crime targeting worshipers while they prayed and others as they embarked on their mid-Shaaban pilgrimage.”


UN agencies are working with local officials and the Iraq Red Crescent Organization to deliver humanitarian relief to families affected by the bombings. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has provided kits of basic household supplies to some 50 families whose homes were badly damaged. SRSG Melkert urged local authorities to ensure access for the ongoing humanitarian effort.

Mr. Melkert expressed the United Nations’ sorrow and sincere condolences to the bereaved families and its wishes for full and speedy recovery for the wounded.

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