UN Secretary General Expresses Serious Concern over Repeated Attack in Iraq

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has expressed his “serious” concerns over the recent repeated attacks in Iraq, a spokesperson said. The statement comes after a series of rocket attacks allegedly by Iran-backed militias on the military facilities of the US-led Coalition on Taji base. The US, in response, heavily pounded the ammunition caches and other facilities belonging to pro-Iran Asaib Ahl al-Haq in Babil province, killing and wounding a number of Iraqi troops and Shia militiamen. “The Secretary-General calls on all sides to take immediate steps towards de-escalating the situation to prevent additional loss of life, injury and destruction,” reads a statement attributed to Stephane Dujarric. Source

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