JNN 21 Oct 2014 Baghdad : A bomb explosion in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad has left 17 Shia worshipers Martyred and dozens wounded. At the same time Dozens of Shia , Sunni and Kurd Volunteers , who have joined forces to fight ISIL Terrorist have been Killed in the Airstrikes by the US and Allied forces ,which are suppose to be against the ISIL Terrorists, but on the ground have killed the Volunteers fighting against the Occupying ISIL Terrorists.
According to Iraqi security officials, the incident happened outside a Shia Muslim mosque located in al-Harithiya district in western Baghdad on Sunday afternoon.
The Suicide attacker reportedly had an explosive belt when he arrived in front of the mosque where people were attending prayers.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, an Iraqi police officer said, “The attacker approached the entrance of the mosque and blew himself up among the crowd.”
Iraq has been witnessing similar deadly incidents almost on a daily basis. Dozens of civilians, mostly in Shia neighborhoods, have lost their lives in Baghdad over the past week.
On Friday, more than 20 people were killed in separate car bombings in the capital. One blast hit Baghdad’s Baladiyat district, killing at least 13 people. The second explosion rocked the city’s Adhamiyah, killing five people. The third explosion also hit the Karrada district, leaving five others dead.
US and Allied forces Airstrikes Killing Shia , Sunni & Kurd Volunteers fighting ISIL :
Iraqi security sources say dozens of Shia , Sunni and Kurd Volunteer forces fighting Against ISIL Takfiri Terrorists have been killed in airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition in Iraq.
They said on Monday that American fighter jets targeted the positions of volunteer forces on the outskirts of the city of al-Mahmudiyah, south of the capital, Baghdad.
This comes as an Iraqi lawmaker accused the US-led coalition of providing the ISIL Terrorists with arms, and bombing the Iraqi army and volunteer forces instead.
Nawal Jomah said the alliance is capable of eliminating the terrorist group within days given its military and technological power.
She added, however, that the Alliance doesn’t want to eliminate the ISIL because of its own interests in the region.
The US-led coalition has also conducted several airstrikes on ISIL positions across Iraq, but the air raids have so far failed to dislodge the terrorists.
The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer forces, has been fighting the terrorist group for nearly six months now.
The ISIL militants have seized large swathes of land in Iraq and Syria, terrorizing all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians, in the areas they are controlling.
The overall security situation in Iraq has worsened over the past months after the ISIL Takfiri terrorists, of whom many are foreign militants, took control of parts of the country’s northern and western regions.
According to the United Nations, over 1,110 people were killed in acts of violence across Iraq in September.
The ISIL terrorists have been committing heinous crimes in the captured areas, including mass executions and beheading of people. They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and Izadi Kurds.