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Iraq: ICRC calls for respect for humanitarian law

24-02-2006 News Release 06/10

Geneva/Baghdad (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is extremely concerned about the escalating violence in Iraq.

The ICRC condemns all acts of violence that target civilians and spread terror among the population. It calls on all parties, groups and individuals to exercise restraint and comply with international humanitarian law, which protects civilians and civilian objects, including places of worship.

 For further information, please contact :  

 Dorothea Krimitsas, ICRC Geneva, tel. + 41 22 730 25 90 or + 41 79 251 93 18  

 Nada Doumani, ICRC Iraq, tel. + 962 65 52 39 94, mobile + 962 777 399 614