I awoke Sunday to the horror of another massive ISIS suicide bombing, this one targeting people shopping for the Eid holiday in Karrada, a district in Baghdad. For the last day and a half, I watched the death toll rise to at least 165 people, another 225 wounded. This was the deadliest attack against civilians in Iraq this year. Later the same day, another suicide attack in al-Shaab area in Baghdad killed at least two civilians. The perpetrators of this latter attack are so far not known.
July 4, 2016