|Iran strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Mosul||
TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has strongly condemned terrorists’ brutal attacks to the Iraqi city of Mosul in the northern province of Nineveh.
Many people including civilians were killed on Friday in the fighting between terrorists and Iraqi troops in Mosul.
Security sources said the terrorists advanced on Mosul from the northwest and deployed in large numbers in the west of the city, killing at least four riot policemen and three soldiers in separate clashes. In southern Mosul, five suicide bombers stormed an arms depot and some managed to detonate their vests before being shot, killing eleven soldiers, the sources said.
Militants effectively seized Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, on Tuesday.
Fighters have in recent days launched major operations in Nineveh and four other provinces, killing scores of people.
Afkham stated that terrorism poses threat to the entire world and said the international community should rush to the help of the Iraqi people in the current critical situation.
She expressed hope that people’s and security forces’ counterattacks against terrorists would restore security in the crisis-hit cities in Iraq.
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