Da’esh (ISIS) Continue Their Assault in Iraq…

40 dead in ISIS attack on Iraqi Shiite shrine, officials sayCNN

(CNN)At least 40 people were killed and 74 others wounded in an ISIS attack on a Shiite mausoleum in Balad, Iraq, Ministry of Health spokesman Ahmed al-Rideini said Friday.

The Thursday night attack follows the truck bombing of a shopping district in the capital, Baghdad, on Sunday, in which at least 292 people died. The area was crowded with Muslims shopping to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in the worst attack the capital has seen in years.

In Thursday’s attack, ISIS initially launched several mortar rounds landing in the area near the mausoleum in the town of Balad, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) north of Baghdad, an Iraqi Joint Operations Command statement said. Video footage showed large explosions at the site.”

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