Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb

EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Public Affairs Office

For Immediate Release

STATEMENT BY THE U.S. EMBASSY
August 12, 2015
The U.S. Embassy in Zagreb is deeply disturbed by the reported murder of Croatian citizen Tomislav Salopek by an ISIL-affiliate.  Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and the people of Croatia.  If confirmed, Mr. Salopek’s murder would be an appalling crime emblematic of ISIL’s extremist agenda and we strongly condemn ISIL’s brutality against innocent victims throughout the Middle East.  The United States stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Croatia and all of our friends and partners in the fight against terrorism.