Baghdad - INA
The Iraqi embassy in Rome recalled today, Friday, 19 of the Italian victims of an attack carried out by the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda in Nasiriyah in 2003.
The embassy stated, in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "on the National Day of Remembrance of the Italian Martyrs, members of Peace missions abroad, the Iraqi embassy proudly recalls the nineteen Italian victims of the tragic terrorist incident that was carried out by the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda in Nasiriyah on 12/11/2003.
The statement added: "We affirm, on this painful occasion, that the blood that was shed in Nasiriyah is a matter of great pride, and that the sacrifices that were made contributed a great contribution to enhancing the stability and security of Iraq and strengthening the people's bilateral relations between the two countries."
The embassy expressed its thanks and gratitude to the Municipality of Rome and its President (Roberto Qualtieri) for inviting her to participate in the commemoration of the Italian victims in front of the monument to the martyrs of Nasiriyah in Schuster Park in the capital, Rome.
He pointed out that "Iraq represented it in this official event of the National Day of Italian Martyrs, as an ambassador The Republic of Iraq in Italy, Safiya Talib Al-Suhail, accompanied by the military, Brigadier General Ali Munshid Al-Lami, the Assistant Ambassador, Counselor Khaled Al-Khayzaran, and an advanced cadre from the embassy, in the presence of the President of the Lazio Region (Nicolas Zingaretti) and the Commander-in-Chief of the Gendarmerie (Crapinieri) (Tio Luzi) And the Deputy Army Commander in the capital, Rome, Lieutenant-General (Gerardo Restino), "
and added that the ambassador invited the mayor of Rome (Qualtieri) and the families of the victims to visit the city of Nasiriyah, emphasizing the ties of blood and common sacrifices that will continue to characterize the official and popular bilateral relations between the two countries."