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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on deadly artillery shelling in Iraq

21 July 2022

The Secretary-General condemns the deadly artillery shelling yesterday in the Zakho district of Dohuk Governorate, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, that reportedly killed eight civilians and injured 23 others.

The Secretary-General calls for a prompt and thorough investigation into the incident to determine the circumstances surrounding the attack and to ensure accountability. 

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes the injured a speedy recovery. 

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General

New York, 21 July 2022

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