Is ISIS Being Empowered by The Biden Administration? Deadly Terrorist Attacks Follow The US Inauguration

Published January 24th, 2021 - 09:00 GMT
Is ISIS Empowered by the Biden Administration? Deadly Terrorist Attacks Follow US Inauguration
Baghdad was hit with two suicide bombings on Thursday morning, killing at least 32 people. (Sabah ARAR / AFP)

Only hours after the US welcomed a new president into the White House, the Iraqi capital was rocked with two deadly suicide bombings that resulted in at least 32 deaths and hundreds of injuries. The attack which was attributed to ISIS sparked discussion over the new administration policy towards Iraq and whether or not the terrorist group has timed its attack to coincide with the start of the Biden administration.

News of the escalating attacks by ISIS against Iraqi civilians and government-affiliated militant groups prompted much speculation and conspiracy theories regarding the timing and what they constitute, paving the way for the return of ISIS on the geographical scene.

Social media users widely shared news of the Baghdad attacks since Thursday, labeling it as one of the worst in the city over the last few years, wondering whether or not it carries any political messages to the new US administration.

Some online commentators argued  such attacks might have been intentionally allowed to take place it justify the return of US troops to Iraq that were withdrawn by the former Trump administration less than a year ago. Some tweets also went on to accuse the Biden administration of "funding groups like ISIS" to overthrow the Russian-backed Assad regime in Syria.

On Saturday night, ISIS also attacked al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces, killing 11 militants and injuring 8 others in the Saladin Governorate.

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