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String Of ISIS Attacks Rock Turkey, Bangladesh, Iraq And Saudi Arabia

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People light candles at the scene of a massive car bomb attack in Karada, a busy shopping district where people were shopping for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday, in the center of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, July 4, 2016.

People light candles at the scene of a massive car bomb attack in Karada, a busy shopping district where people were shopping for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday, in the center of Baghdad, Iraq.

Hadi Mizban

In the last seven days, militants pledged to ISIS attacked in Turkey, Bangladesh, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. 

Suicide bombings killed over 40 at an Istanbul, Turkey airport. A hostage-taking attack in a Dhaka, Bangladesh cafe left 28 dead and over 200 people were killed by suicide bombings in Baghdad, Iraq.

Three separate suicide bombings across Saudi Arabia also proved deadly. Though suspected, ISIS has not claimed responsibility for those incidents. 

We get analysis from Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan. He publishes the blog Informed Comment and is the author, most recently, of The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East. 

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