BAGHDAD, 9th June 2016 (WAM) — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General (SRSG) for Iraq, Jan Kubis, has strongly condemned the terrorist bombings which today hit the Baghdad al-Jadida district of the Iraqi capital and in the Taji area, north of the city, in which many people were killed or wounded.

The SRSG expresses his condolences to the families of those killed and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

“These horrific bombings, coming particularly during the holy month of Ramadan, not only aim at inflicting a heavy toll on the civilian population, but also seek to weaken the country’s unity and destroy its social fabric. The Daesh terrorists should not be allowed to succeed. It is imperative that all Iraqis of different affiliations and backgrounds join in condemning these cowardly acts”, Mr. Kubia said in a statement.

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