World 16 dead in attack at Iraq funeral of anti-IS fighters: mayor

23:52  12 april  2018
23:52  12 april  2018 Source:   afp.com

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  The Turkish orphans left behind by IS in Iraq The Islamic State group has left a complex legacy in Iraq including hundreds of wives and orphans, writes the BBC's Selin Girit."All I know is that they're in an orphanage in Baghdad," says Ummugulsum, speaking of her two nieces.

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A suicide bomber has blown himself up at a funeral for an anti -al-Qaida fighter in Buhriz, Iraq , killing at least 18 people. The attack was the deadliest in a spate that left at least 46 people dead across the country, local authorities said.

A bomb attack on Asdira was the deadliest attack in Iraq since a January 16 © Provided by AFP A bomb attack on Asdira was the deadliest attack in Iraq since a January 16

At least 16 people died in a bomb attack Thursday during funerals in a northern village for Iraqi fighters killed by the Islamic State group, the mayor said.

It was the deadliest attack in Iraq since a January 16 double suicide bombing in Baghdad that cost 31 lives.

"Two bombs exploded as the funeral procession was entering the cemetery" in Asdira, near the town of Sharqat, the mayor, Salaheddin Shaalan, told AFP.

Most of 14 people wounded in the blast were in "critical condition", he said.

The funeral was for five members of the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary units, which fought alongside the army in expelling IS from Iraqi towns last year.

They were killed on Wednesday night in a jihadist attack on a military convoy in the village, 250 kilometres (150 miles) north of Baghdad, a police source said.

Iraq Bombs ISIS in Syria, Siding With Russia and Iran .
The U.S. gained an ally in Baghdad after overthrowing Saddam Hussein in 2003, but an alliance of Iran, Iraq, Russia and Syria is growing stronger.On Thursday, the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced in a statement that "our heroic armed forces carried out deadly airstrikes on Thursday against positions of ISIS terrorist gangs in Syria by the Iraqi border." Iraq has mostly defeated the jihadis at home with outside help from a U.S.-led coalition and Iran, and the strikes come after Abadi said last week he may intervene against ISIS in Syria, where the U.S. and Iran were at odds over a seven-year civil war.

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