A terrorist attack in a busy market in Sadr City in Eastern Baghdad yesterday took numerous lives and injured many. The EU condemns in the strongest possible terms this attack, which was claimed by Da’esh and took place on the eve of the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha.
We express our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured.
The European Union reiterates its full support to the Iraqi authorities in the fight against terrorism and its unflinching commitment to the work of the Global Coalition against Da’esh.
The EU will continue to firmly stand by Iraq and its people in support of the country’s security and stability.