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Global solidarity for Iraqis after al-Karrada bombing

Messages of solidarity from Nice and other cities hit by terrorist attacks were delivered to Baghdad residents Wednesday (August 3rd), a month after the deadliest single bombing ever to strike the Iraqi capital, AFP reported.

At a small event on Baghdad's central Tahrir Square organised by the Avaaz global campaigning group, activists put up posters and handed out postcards carrying the messages.

"My heart and thoughts are with all the victims, we will never forget you," read one message signed by Manon, from the French Riviera city of Nice, where a truck ploughed through a crowd on July 14th, killing 84 people.

That attack was claimed by the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL).

ISIL also claimed responsibility for a July 3rd suicide truck bomb attack in Baghdad's al-Karrada which the government said killed at least 323 people.

"People from every corner of the world have been hit by brutal terror attacks in recent weeks, but from Paris to Baghdad, Mogadishu to Kabul we stand united against these attempts to divide us," said Avaaz campaign director Luis Morago.

"Iraqis know all too well what can happen when we split apart and turn on each other," he said.

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