The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Strongly Condemns the Attacks on Arbaeen Pilgrims near Basrah

Baghdad, Iraq

The United States Embassy in Baghdad strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack near Basrah targeting innocent men, women, and children, including those who were commemorating the occasion of Arbaeen.

The United States Government and the American people stand firmly in defense of the right to practice one’s faith and condemn any attempts to deny people this basic right. Such senseless acts of violence tear at the fabric of Iraqi unity.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and all the people of Iraq.

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