A wave of suicide bombings has struck Iraq in the last few hours. It has caused 62 dead and over were 80 injured until now. The pan-Arab television station al-Jazeera has reported that all the attacks – which have targeted both the civilian population and military posts in the area – were claimed by Isis.
The worst attack in terms of the number of dead took place in al-Baghdadi, in the western part of the province of Al-Anbar: Over 26 soldiers have lost their lives as a result of a car bomb blown up next to Ain Al Asad Air Base.
Also the city of Fallujah has been targeted by the men of the Caliphate: A suicide bomber blew himself up near the bridge of al-Muthana, which connects the capital to the northern Iraqi cities such as Samarra and Tikrit: 13 people were killed. Same fate for Nassiriya, where at least 5 civilians were killed and 23 were injured after an explosion in a restaurant in the city of Tel Al-Laham.
Besides, at least five civilians were killed and 11 were injured by the explosion of car parked at an intersection in the center of Basra. Finally, two civilians were killed and 7 we injured after two mortar shells hit the residential area of al-Nassar neighborhood in the town of Abu Ghraib west of Baghdad.
Nel centro di Bassora, poi, almeno 5 civili hanno perso la vita e 11 sono rimasti feriti in seguito all’esplosione di un’auto parcheggiata in prossimità di un incrocio. Infine 2 civili sono stati uccisi e 7 sono rimasti feriti dopo che due colpi di mortaio hanno colpito la zona residenziale del quartiere di al-Nassar nella cittadina di Abu Ghraib a ovest di Baghdad.
These attacks take place while Iraqi security forces are trying to conquer back the province of al-Anbar, in Western Iraq, and the city of Mosul in the North of the country, territories that were under the control of the Caliphate in 2014.