Relatives grieve at the site of a suicide bomb attack in the Iraqi capital's southwestern suburb of Hay al-Amal, Nov. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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ISIS claimed responsibility for a suicide blast and a roadside bombing that targeted Shiites in Baghdad Friday, killing a total of 26 people and wounding dozens.Since the emergence of ISIS extremists, Baghdad has seen near-daily attacks, with roadside bombs, suicide blasts and assassinations targeting Iraqi forces and government officials, with significant casualties among the civilian population.The militias, which later formed an umbrella paramilitary force called the Popular Mobilization Forces, have been an integral part in the battle against ISIS, supporting Iraqi forces in battles in Salahuddin, Anbar and Baghdad provinces.
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