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Memorial Day of the Baghdad Tragedy in Iraq

Memorial Day of the Baghdad Tragedy in Iraq is held on August 19. This event in the second decade of the month August is annual. Help us Help us 
19 August - Memorial Day of the Baghdad Tragedy in Iraq
The Canal Hotel bombing was a suicide car bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, during the afternoon of August 19, 2003. It killed at least 22 people, including the United Nations Special Representative in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, and wounded nearly 100 others, including renowned human rights lawyer and political activist Amin Mekki Medani. The target of the attack was the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq set up just five days earlier. The UN had been using the hotel as its headquarters in Iraq since the early 1990s. The attack resulted in the withdrawal within weeks of almost all of the nearly 600 UN personnel in the country. This event had a profound security impact on the conduct of UN activities globally.

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