Iraq Grieves Daesh-Bombings That Killed 140

193359-01-08MEP: A large number of Iraqis have held a funeral and vigil of prayers for the victims of the two deadly car bombing attacks in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq over the weekend, in which at least 140 people were killed and more than 200 wounded.

“We can’t enjoy the Eid; if it isn’t Daesh (ISIL/ISIS), it’s al-Qaeda, and if it isn’t the two, it’s the filthy corrupt politics in this country.

“We are being targeted while they are sitting safe and sound in their palaces. They are the ones who are allowing Daesh to come here and murder people.”

“We are very sad about what happened to the victims, the innocent people. Unfortunately, this disaster happened on Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny). I don’t know what to say. It’s a tragedy. It’s an ugly act and everyone is marking Eid with sadness,” local resident Haider Falih said.

The Takfiri Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Meanwhile, The United States has strongly condemned the attacks vowing to “uproot Daesh global networks.”

“We will continue to unite the world against this evil, remove their safe havens in Syria and Iraq, and uproot their global networks,” said a statement by State Department spokesman John Kirby. “Our partnership with Iraq and its people, who serve on the front-lines of this global fight, remains steadfast and unwavering.”

Many of the victims were women and children who were inside a multi-storey shopping and amusement mall when a lorry packed with explosives blew up in central Baghdad.  Dozens burned to death or suffocated, a police officer said.

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