The target was a Shia neighbourhood of Baghdad but the victims of the Iraqi capital's worst suicide attack since 2003 were also Sunni and Christian; they were men, women and children. We'll never know for sure if the attack claimed by ISIS could have been prevented, but the anger directed toward Prime Minister al-Abadi highlights the rage of citizens who feel the political will to protect them is gone. What accountability for Iraq's leaders?
Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Christopher DAVIS.
Alissa J. RUBIN
Paris Bureau Chief, New York Times
Zaid AL ALI
Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA
Faisal AL YAFAI
Chief columnist, The National
Dr. Abbas KADHIM
President, Institute of Shia Studies