Al-Kazemi commenting on the bombing of Baghdad International Airport: a new attempt to undermine Iraq's reputation
Al-Kazemi said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, "Baghdad International Airport was exposed at dawn today to a cowardly terrorist act that revealed the criminals' insistence on striking the security of the people of Iraq, their obligations, and capabilities, and endangering their interests."
And he added, "The targeting of Baghdad International Airport with missiles, the injury of civilian aircraft, and damage to the airport runway represents a new attempt to undermine Iraq's reputation, which we have striven to restore regionally and internationally, and endanger international aviation standards to Iraqi airports and spread an atmosphere of doubts about internal security; the fact that Baghdad International Airport is One of the country’s facades, as well as undermining the efforts of Iraqi Airways to develop its work and openness, and to fly Iraq’s planes in all global airspace.”
Al-Kazemi also indicated that "this treacherous terrorist operation comes as an extension of a series of missile or drone attacks on civilian and military installations of the Iraqi state, and the headquarters of political parties, to express frantic attempts to break the prestige of the state and law and order in front of the non-state forces, undermine the achievements of Iraqi foreign policy, and stab in the interests of the people.”
He stressed that "the Iraqi security forces, which have taken their full role in providing security and confronting terrorism in all its forms, will have a decisive response to this type of dangerous operations that are supported by agendas that do not want Iraq well."
In his statement, the Prime Minister called on "all forces, parties, political currents, and various actors to express their explicit and clear rejection and condemnation of this dangerous attack, and to support our security forces in their operations against the rocket launchers," saying that "the silence on this type of targeting is being considered by criminals." political cover for them.
Al-Kazemi also called on "countries friendly to Iraq regionally and internationally not to place restrictions on travel or air transportation to and from Iraq, which constitutes a contribution to deterring terrorism from achieving its goals."
This morning, Friday, Baghdad International Airport was bombed with at least six missiles, according to an official security source in a statement to Shafaq News Agency.
On Friday, the Security Media Cell announced the details of the damage caused by the missile bombardment that hit Baghdad International Airport, noting at the same time that it had found clues that would lead to the perpetrators of the attack.
The cell said in a statement today, "The terrorist gangs targeted Baghdad International Airport at dawn today, with six Katyusha rockets, in an attempt to target the country's capabilities."
According to the statement, those missiles "landed on the waiting area for Iraqi Airways planes, which led to damage to two planes that were perched on the runway."
The statement also pointed out that "this terrorist act seeks to undermine the government's effort to restore Iraq's regional role, impede the efforts of Iraqi Airways to be at the forefront of countries in the field of transport and air navigation, and raise the challenges of its work."
The cell continued in its statement, "As soon as this terrorist act occurred, the security and intelligence services began their procedures and found 3 missiles inside a launch pad in (Abu Ghraib) district, near one of the dumps, and the treatment detachments were able to neutralize them."
And she indicated in her statement that "important leads were found about the perpetrators to arrest them and take the necessary legal measures against them and bring them to justice, while the criminal evidence units removed the fingerprints and seized the criminal fencers."
The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority had said in a statement that it "would like to reassure travelers, and public opinion, that passenger traffic will continue in its normal state at all the country's airports, especially at Baghdad International Airport."
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