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IRAQ. Baghdad governorate. Karrada. July 9, 2016. Asal Ahmed, 4, is carried by her father at the scene of a massive suicide bomb attack that killed more than 320 people, making it the second most lethal suicide bombing in Iraqi history. Asal and her mother were badly burned as they shopped for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Karrada is one of Baghdad’s most religiously diverse districts, with a Shia majority and a significant Christian population made of various sects. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

Photograph: Hadi Mizban/AP

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UPDATE: I have changed “THE” to have the Syrian flag instead of the Japan flag. The Japan earthquake on Friday did NOT hurt anyone.

My prayers go out for the people that are experiencing rough times that happened and are happening in Paris, Syria, Baghdad and Beirut. Stay safe!

  • More than 80 people died in three separate bombings in Baghdad on Wednesday — the bloodiest day the Iraqi capital has seen in 2016.
  • At least 63 people were killed when a car bomb tore through a busy market in the Sadr City neighborhood on Wednesday morning. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Eyewitnesses described a “thunderous explosion” that shook the ground.
  • Hours later, two further bombs struck the city: a car bomb in the Kadhimiyah neighborhood killed at least 15, before another blast in western Baghdad killed at least 7.

i would appreciate it if you didn’t delete the caption, as the point of this post is to inform (the picture is just a bonus). i can’t stop you, but a lot of what you might wanna know is in the caption. just saying.

also, there are several sources you can use to get live updates in regards to at least paris. bbc has a live update feed here you can check out, which extremely helpful. reminder to be careful when reblogging information about the police’s whereabouts because attackers may see them. if you’re in paris and need a place to go, check the tag porteouverte for more information. 

also, i’m adding this on now but i realize a lot of people don’t know what’s going on but here’s a very very very condensed version of events:

- paris: terrorist attacks. at least 128 deaths. at least seriously 99 injured, and 155 injured. i was also told that the border weren’t actually closed… ?

- lebanon: the capital, beirut, was bombed yesterday by isis suicide bombers. at least 43 dead.

- baghdad: isis suicide bombers killed at least 19 at a funeral

- japan: is okay now, but had a 7.0 earthquake off the coast thankfully, nobody’s hurt. you don’t have to worry!

- mexico: 4.3 earthquake early today, nobody’s hurt thank god. you don’t have to worry!

if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me and i’ll try to answer them to my best ability but your best friend right now is the internet to try to figure out what’s going on. there are many posts circulating on tumblr and please, dear god, fact check. stay safe!

if you know of another world event that’s occurred that you think deserves the worlds’ attention, go ahead and make your own post about it. ‘what about russia’ ‘what about syria’ ‘what about me’ gO MAKE YOUR OWN GODDAMN POST SORRY IT’S BEEN A STRESSFUL DAY i’m done because guess what? can’t please ‘em all. 

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The Al-Shahid Monument in Baghdad by Wajdan Maher in 1983. The monument is built to resemble the characteristic blue domes that adorn the cityscape of Baghdad and represents the national pride of Iraq. It consist of a 40 meter dome cut in half and placed to form an"S" shape. Under the monument is a cultural complex that comprises of a museum, a library, lecture halls, and an exhibition space.

So people are dying in the Middle East, but the global media do not give a shit about Arabs unless we are involved in any “terrorist” related news. Two days ago a terrorist attack occurred on a busy shopping mall in Baghdad, that ended up killing at least 200 innocent people, followed by terrorist attacks today in Saudi Arabia. I don’t see the Iraqi/Saudi flag all over the social media, I don’t see the “pray for <insert a white country here> “? 

If the world doesn’t look at us and see us as the humans we are, then fuck you all 

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More than 130 people, including many children, were killed and hundreds wounded in bombings on two crowded commercial areas in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, hospital and police sources have said.

The powerful explosions early on Sunday came near the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when the streets were filled with young people and families out after sunset.

The vast majority of the casualties came in the first blast, as a lorry packed with explosives blew up in the Karada district in central Baghdad, a predominantly Shia neighbourhood.

Sources told Al Jazeera that at least 130 people were killed and 200 wounded in the explosion which targeted a busy shopping area.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claimed responsibility for the attack in the Karada district in an online statement, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, a US-based monitoring service.

Many of the victims were children, officials said, and there were fears the death toll could rise as more bodies could be lying under the rubble of devastated buildings.

In a separate blast, an improvised explosive device went off in a popular market in the mainly Shia neighbourhood of al-Shaab. Reports said at least at least five people were killed in that attack, and 16 were wounded. #PrayForIraq