ISIS Twitter Account Commemorates French Suicide Bomber In Iraq

May 22, 2014

On May 22, 2014, the Twitter account of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the northern Baghdad province published the image of Abu Osama Al-Faransi, a French national who, according to the tweet, carried out a suicide attack (via a car bomb) against a gathering of Safavid army (a derogatory term for the Iraqi army) personnel near the flour factory in Al-Mashahada area (Baghdad Governorate) on that same day. The attack, according to ISIS, took place on the 23 of Rajab 1435, which corresponds to May 22, 2014, and killed and injured many Iraqi army personnel.

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