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Qatar deplores Anbar terrorist attack, pledges support for Iraq

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Doha (IraqiNews.com) – Qatar has strongly condemned a terrorist attack that was launched Monday by a bunch of Islamic State extremist militants on a house owned by a tribal fighter in the western Iraqi province of Anbar.

“Qatar strongly denounces the attack that hit Anbar province, west of Iraq, on Monday, leaving nine people killed,” Baghdad Today website quoted the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying in a statement on Tuesday.

“Qatar has an unshakable stance against violence and terrorism,” the ministry stressed, adding that the Gulf country will continue to support the Iraqi government in its bid to maintain its security.

The ministry offered Qatar’s condolences to the Iraqi government and people over the victims of the terrorist attack.

Nine Iraqis were killed Monday after a group of Islamic State militants targeted a house of a fighter of the Tribal Mobilization Forces in al-Dabtiya area, west of Karama district in Anbar.

“The attack left the tribal fighter and eight passers-by dead,” a security source said.

Iraq declared the collapse of Islamic State’s territorial influence last November with the recapture of Rawa, a city on Anbar’s western borders with Syria, which was the group’s last bastion in Iraq.



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