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Egypt condemns deadly rocket attack on Erbil in Iraq

Egypt also voiced support for Iraqi measures to protect the country's security and maintain stability

Ahram Online , Tuesday 16 Feb 2021
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Security forces gather following a rocket attack in Arbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region, on February 15, 2021. AFP
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Egypt condemned a deadly rocket attack that targeted the city of Erbil in Iraq, offering condolences to the government and families of victims a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.

"Egypt expresses its sincere condolences to the government and the brotherly people of the Republic of Iraq, and the families of the victims in the repugnant terrorist attack, wishing a speedy recovery to the injured," the statement said.

On Monday, a rocket fire landed near Erbil International Airport, leaving a civilian contractor killed and a US service member injured along with five other contractors, tweeted Col. Wayne Marotto, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. 

Egypt also voiced support for Iraqi measures to protect the country's security and maintain stability.

The statement also expressed Egypt's confidence in the ability of Iraq to respond decisively to the terrorist practices, "which will not deter Iraq from its tireless efforts to establish security over its territory, in a way that preserves stability and national capabilities."

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