UN Security Council Condemns Terrorist Assault in Iraq

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Iraq IraqAlleged Daesh terrorists shot and killed at least 11 Iraqi soldiers during their sleep last Friday . The United Nations Security Council has unanimously denounced a recent terrorist assault in Iraq’s Diyala Province, calling for the prosecution of all “perpetrators, organizers, financiers, and sponsors of these despicable acts of terrorism.”

According to reports from Iraqi security authorities, at least 11 Iraqi troops were shot dead in their sleep during an attack on their barracks by suspected Daesh militants at daybreak on Friday, Jan. 21. It occurred in the Al-Azim district, a mountainous region some 70 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq’s capital.

The Security Council encouraged all governments to work closely with the Iraqi government in order to bring the culprits to justice, as required by international law and the Security Council’s resolutions. Terrorism is one of the most significant dangers to world peace and security, according to the report. Members of the council underlined in a unified statement that “all acts of terrorism, whatever of motivation, wherever, whenever, and by whomsoever perpetrated, are illegal and unjustified.”

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They emphasized the need for all states “to combat threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts by all means, in accordance with the United Nations Charter and other obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international refugee law, and international humanitarian law, including international human rights law, international refugee law, and international humanitarian law.”

Members of the council also expressed “their sincere sympathies and condolences to the victims’ families and the Iraqi government, and they hoped a swift and complete recovery to those who were injured.”

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