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Iraq: Secretary-General Expresses Deep Sorrow over Loss of Life, Injuries at Iraq Shrine

Iraq: Secretary-General Expresses Deep Sorrow over Loss of Life, Injuries at Iraq Shrine

2019/09/11 | 23:10

(Hatha al-Youm | Iraq News)- Source: UN Secretary-General

Country: Iraq

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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:



The Secretary-General learned with deep sorrow of the loss of life and injuries that occurred near the Imam Hussein shrine in Karbala, Iraq.



A large number of worshippers were present on the site to commemorate Ashura, including nationals from Iraq and other countries.



The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery for the injured. The United Nations stands ready to support the Government in dealing with this tragedy.



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