At least 15 killed in terrorist attack on a funeral procession in northern Iraq

An attack on a funeral procession in northern Iraq has claimed at least 15 victims.

Northern Iraq has been a hotspot for Daesh activity since their territorial defeat in 2017 by Iraqi security forces with assistance from the US-led coalition. Iraqi forces routinely carry out anti-Daesh operations in the rugged mountainous northern region and the deserts of western Iraq where they are known to be holed up.

Daesh attacks have abated in recent years but continue in these areas where security forces are often the target of ambushes, raids and IEDs.

At times, Daesh has managed to launch attacks in the capital. At least 36 people were killed on July 19 in a suicide bombing in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City. The attack was claimed by Daesh. 

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