VIDEO:15 Women Killed, Dozens more Wounded in US-led Airstrike in Kirkuk

Sat Oct 22, 2016 08:29:05

At least 15 women have lost their lives and scores of other civilians have sustained injuries when fighter jets operated by the so-called US-led coalition struck a mourning procession in Iraq’s oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk.

Local official Amir Huda Karam said the aerial attack targeted a Shia place of worship in the town of Daquq, located approximately 180 kilometers north of the capital Baghdad, on Friday.

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned the killing of Iraqi civilians by foreign military forces under the pretext of fighting terrorism, saying that no excuse can justify attacking innocent civilians attending a mourning procession.

He also offered the Islamic Republic’s condolences to the Iraqi government and nation over the deadly attack in Daquq.


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