May 13th to 20th, 2016
This week Iraq witnessed the loss of 142 lives to atrocious terror attacks. Attacks were centralized mainly in Shia populated areas of Baghdad, as well as the city of Baquba, by IEDs and gunfire. The largest attack was seen on May 17th when an series of three attacks in the form of car bombings and suicide bombs were detonated in Baghdad. Initially, an explosion occurred in a marketplace in Shaab (northeast Baghdad). Then, a suicide attacker targeted aid to the victims in that same area. Finally, a car bombing in Sadr City detonated causing the death of 14.
As the struggle for democracy continues, Bahraini courts sentences six protesters to 10 year prison sentences, and one protester to a three year detainment period.