British Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood condemned the terrorist attack on a busy open market in Baghdad on 13 August 2015.
In the early hours of the morning terrorists targeted innocent civilians at the Jameela market in Sadr City in the Iraqi capital, killing and injuring many people. Ellwood, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, said Britain strongly condemns “this awful attack.”
“I am saddened to hear of the significant loss of life in a crowded market in Baghdad this morning, following a terrorist attack claimed by ISIL,” Ellwood said. “These barbaric criminals have once again targeted a civilian area full of innocent people. My thoughts are with the families and friends of the innocent victims caught up in this attack.
“The UK continues to support the efforts of the Government and the people of Iraq fight against violent extremism taking place in Iraq,” Ellwood said.