TOLL FROM BAGHDAD BOMBING CLIMBS TO 115

 

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How many attacks just this week by Daesh (aka ISIS) but our government tells us they are on the run. Just like back in November 13,2015 when Daesh attacked Paris,France and killed 130 people 368 people were wounded.

We were told November 12,2015 by President Obama that ISIS had been comtained.

Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” President Barack Obama seemingly downplayed the threat of ISIS in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that aired on Friday’s broadcast of “Good Morning America.”

Obama denied that ISIS is growing in size and strength…

“I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” Obama responded. “What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria they’ll come in, they’ll leave, but you don’t see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.”

“What we have not yet been able to do is to completely decapitate their command and control structures,” he admitted. “We’ve made some progress in trying to reduce the flow of foreign fighters and part our goal has to be to recruit more effective Sunni partners in Iraq to really go on offense rather than simply engage in defense.”

 

 

Attacks just this past week:

  • Istanbul Airport Attack
  • Bangladesh Restaurant Attack
  • BAGHDAD car bombings

 

 

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on an IS-claimed car bomb attack in the Iraqi capital (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

Iraqi officials say the death toll from the car bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in central Baghdad has climbed to at least 115.

Hospital and police officials said Sunday that another 187 people were wounded in the overnight attack, and nearly a dozen people remain unaccounted for and feared dead.

A second bomb attack in eastern Baghdad early Sunday killed five people and wounded 16.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information to the press.

The bombings targeted families and young people out at restaurants, cafes and in shopping malls after breaking their dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast.

–Sinan Salaheddin

10:30 a.m.

Iraqi officials say that 78 people have been killed and 160 wounded in a car bombing carried out by the Islamic State group in the center of Baghdad.

In an online statement, IS claimed responsibility for the Sunday morning attack, which struck a busy shopping district of the capital. The statement could not be independently verified.

The bombing hit as families and young people were out on the streets of Karada district after breaking their Ramadan fast.

A second bomb attack in eastern Baghdad on Sunday morning killed five people and wounded 16.

The casualty figures were confirmed by police and hospital officials, who spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to release information to the press.

The attacks come after Iraqi forces retook the city of Fallujah from IS.

Source: News from The Associated Press