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Entertainment Iraq: Leaders of the Baghdad Market Attack Arrested, Announces Prime Minister

18:30  24 july  2021
18:30  24 july  2021 Source:   france24.com

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Des Irakiens allument des bougies sur le site de l'explosion dans un marché populaire du quartier de Sadr City, à l'est de Bagdad, le 19 juillet 2021. © Ahmad Al-Rubaye, AFP Iraqis lights Candles on the explosion site in a popular Sadr city district market In the east of Baghdad, July 19, 2021.

the leaders of the attack on Monday on a popular market of Baghdad, and claimed by the Islamic State Organization, were arrested, announced on Saturday the Iraqi Prime Minister. The suspects, whose number has not been specified, should do "confessions" in the coming days on television.

The leaders of the bombing that had 30 dead Monday on a popular market of Baghdad , and claimed by the Islamic State Organization, were arrested, announced, on Saturday, July 24 on Twitter, the Iraqi Prime Minister Moustafa al- Kazimi.

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"We stopped all the members of the coward terrorist cell who planned and perpetrated the attack on the market Al-Woheilat" de Sadr City, huge popular suburb of the east of the capital, "and they will be presented today before a judge, "said the Prime Minister.

"confessions" televised in the coming days

according to a source at the Ministry of the Interior, the suspects, whose number has not been specified, should make "confessions" television in the coming days, a method used in Iraq in major criminal cases.

The attack occurred on Monday at the end of the day on a very popular Sadr City market, where an important crowd came to shop on the eve of Eid Al-Adha, the largest of the Muslim festivals. A kamikaze triggered its explosives belt, making - according to a last official balance sheet - 30 dead, mostly women and children, and more than 50 wounded.

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The announcement of the dismantling of the account responsible for the attack occurs a few days before the visit of Moustafa Al-Kazimi to Washington, where it will be received Monday for the first time by the US President Joe Biden.

The Iraqi Prime Minister, under the strong pressure of the powerful pro-Iran factions demanding the withdrawal of foreign troops, hopes substantial ads regarding the American presence in Iraq.

The international anti-terrorist coalition deployed in 2014 in Iraq to help undo the Islamic State group today has some 3,500 men, including 2,500 American soldiers.

The jihadist organization, which controlled extensive portions of the Iraqi territory between 2014 and 2017, was officially vanquished, but its dormant cells remain present in mountains and desert regions, and carry out one-off attacks.

In January, a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group had made 32 dead in a Baghdad market.

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biden receives a weakened Iraqi prime minister .
© AFP L E President of the United States Joe Biden receives Monday Iraqi Prime Minister Moustafa Al-Kazimi, his first meeting with this weakened leader, torn between the American ally and Pro-Iran virulent factions. At the heart of their meeting: the presence of American forces in Iraq and, more broadly, the ability of Baghdad to stand up to the residual cells of the Jihadiste organization Islamic State (EI). The latter claimed a murdering attack a week ago in the Iraqi capital.

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