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A double bomb attack claimed by the AES for over 70 dead in Southern iraqi

The united jihad has referred to a regular road used by shi'a pilgrims. It is the attack the deadliest since the AR has lost control of Mosul and Tal Afar.

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A double bomb attack claimed by the AES for over 70 dead in Southern iraqi

organization jihad has referred to a regular road used by shi'a pilgrims. It is attack deadliest since AR has lost control of Mosul and Tal Afar.

Rarely referred to by organization islamic State (EI), South of iraq, with a shiite majority, has been target of attack, deadliest claimed by group to jihadist sunni since he has lost Mosul and Tal Afar, two of its strongholds in north of country. At least 74 people were killed, including seven Iranians, and 93 ors injured in a double suicide bombing near city of Nassiryya, capital of province of Dhi Qar, about 300 kilometres south of Baghdad. The death toll could rise, warned Abdel Hussein Al-Jabri, deputy director-general of health for province of Dhi Qar, which was state of wounded " in critical condition ".

The attack, deadliest occurred at a restaurant in south-west of Nassiryya. "An assailant activated his belt of explosives inside restaurant, crowded, and a group of or men opened fire and threw grenades on guests," said Ali Abdul Hussain, colonel of police, Reuters news agency. The attackers are n mounted in a car and blew mselves up at a checkpoint. The attacks occurred on a highway regularly used by pilgrims and visitors from neighbouring Iran, en route to holy cities of shia of Najaf and Karbala, to north.

The half-dozen assailants, disguised as members of paramilitary units of popular mobilization (PM), composed mainly of militia and volunteers, shi'a, was travelling in military vehicles stolen. In short statement released by its propaganda organ Qama, organization wrote that several suicide bombers participated in this attack, which killed " dozens of shiites ". It occurs in aftermath of a visit of iraqi prime minister, Haider Al-Abadi, in province of Dhi Qar, in particular, to Nasiriyya.

A region criss-crossed by security forces

The latest attack that targeted Sourn iraqi dates back to may. The islamic State had claimed responsibility for a bomb attack against a checkpoint in outskirts of Basra, at sourn end of country, which has made eleven dead and thirty wounded. Mostly shi'ite and concentrating major part of oil production of country, region is strictly surrounded by security forces. This oversight limits logistical capabilities of organization, jihadist, who has not a wide base of recruitment. Very minority, sunni community lives under control, including shiite militias very strong in region. In 2013, members of sunni community of Dhi Qar and Basra had been target of attacks and threats that have forced hundreds of families to flee to or provinces of Iraq.

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These attacks show once again resilience of islamic State. After you have lost Mosul, second largest city of Iraq, in July, and Tal Afar, to end of month of August, organization does not control more than two fiefs : Hawija, about 300 km north of Baghdad, and three places in desert of Anbar, bordering Syria : Al-Qaïm, Rawa and Anna. Iraqi forces are preparing to launch assault. But islamic State still has hundreds of fighters in clandestine cells, responsible for attacks on an almost daily basis in Baghdad and in provinces released since 2014. With loss of its territories in Iraq, ARS should focus on those actions of guerrilla and multiply attacks against population and security forces.

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