This Week in Restoring Family Links: 07/04/2016 - 07/08/2016

This Week in Restoring Family Links: 07/04/2016 - 07/08/2016

Iraq: On July 3rd, in central Baghdad, Iraq, at least 250 people lost their lives and at least 175 were wounded due to a massive suicide bombing – the deadliest one in the country since 2003. The bomb detonated in Karada. As a result, the interior minister Mohammed al-Ghabban offered to resign, and a group of protestors matched from Karada to Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi’s house to express their anger over the failures of the security forces – which are under army, federal, and local police. Ghabban claimed that the lack of unity of these forces have led to the fact that explosive materials got passed the security checkpoints and entered crowded civilian areas.  

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