In the international media, Iraq is often portrayed between sectarian binaries. The reality is far more simple. Iraqis of all backgrounds suffer from corruption and nepotism, and that, more than anything, unites them.
Since the overthrow of Iraq's Saddam Hussein in 2003, Iran has positioned itself as an important political actor in the Middle East. Iranian-backed forces have played a determining role in Syria and Iraq.
Five out of six attackers were killed before they could detonate their explosives, according to a statement by Iraq's interior ministry.
DAESH claims responsibility for two car bombs that killed 32 people in the southern Iraqi city of Samawa.
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