Egypt condemns deadly terrorist attack on Iraqi army post

Ahram Online , Tuesday 14 May 2024

Cairo condemned a terrorist attack that targeted an army post in Iraq’s Salah Al-Din province on Monday, killing several military personnel and injuring others.

Egyptian Foreign affairs ministry building
File Photo: Egyptian Foreign affairs ministry building.

 

In a statement on Tuesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed Egypt’s full solidarity with Iraq during this difficult time, extending sincere condolences to the Iraqi government, people, and families of the victims.

The ministry also wished the injured a speedy recovery.

Egypt reiterated its stance in condemning terrorism, calling for global collaboration to counter it.

“The Arab Republic of Egypt affirms its firm and unwavering position condemning all forms of terrorism,” the ministry stated.

Egypt “calls for concerted international efforts to uproot [terrorism] and dry up its financing and backing sources,” it added.

The attack in Salah Al-Din province by suspected ISIS militants killed an Iraqi officer and four soldiers and wounded five others, according to media reports, citing officials.

Iraqi security forces initiated a major operation in the province to pursue the perpetrators on Tuesday, a local police source told the Iraqi Shafaq News.

The Iraqi Ministry of Defence mourned the “heroic victims who were martyred while repelling a terrorist attack,” adding in a statement that the military force in the area successfully thwarted the assault.

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