Uptick in ISIS car and suicide bombs in Baghdad signals desperation, experts say
International Business Times - 10/20/2014
At least 435 people have been killed in Iraq in car and suicide bombings since the beginning of the month, with an uptick in the number of these attacks since the beginning of September, according to Iraq Body Count, a monitoring group tracking civilian deaths. Most of those attacks occurred in Baghdad and are the work of Islamic State militants. But what may be seen as a show of force by ISIS is in fact the opposite, experts said.
“Suicide attacks are acts of desperation,” said Max Abrahms, a terrorism expert and professor at Northeastern University.