Iraqi PM vows to expel IS after deadly shopping centre attack

Published: Tuesday 12th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Iraq’s prime minister has vowed to continue the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants, a day after the group launched a suicide attack on a shopping centre, killing 18 people.

Touring the bombed shopping centre in eastern New Baghdad on Tuesday, Haider al-Abadi described the attack as a “desperate attempt” by militants after they lost control of the key western city of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.

Mr Abadi said that Iraq’s government will “spare no efforts” in expelling IS forces from the country.

Gunmen stormed the shopping centre on Monday after setting off a car bomb and launching a suicide attack at the entrance.

Iraqi forces later surrounded the building, landing troops on the roof before clashing with attackers inside, killing two gunmen and arresting four.

Published: Tuesday 12th January 2016 by The News Editor

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