Tuesday 20 February 2018

Five killed in bomb onslaught on Christians by al-Qa-ida

Patrick Cockburn

Christians in Iraq came under attack yesterday when 11 roadside bombs exploded in Baghdad, killing five.

The bombings are part of an al-Qa'ida campaign against Iraq's ancient Christian community, many of whom have already fled abroad.

It was the third round of attacks since five suicide bombers stormed the Catholic cathedral on October 31, killing 56 Christians and 12 others.

The attacks yesterday show that al-Qa'ida,retains the ability to launch multiple attacks in Iraq. This is despite claims by the government and US officers that they have eliminated the majority of al-Qa'ida commanders

Irish Independent

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