Lebanon’s Shia group Hezbollah on Thursday said that the latest bombings which rocked Iraq sought “to thwart the mission for building the [Iraqi] state.”
“The hand of terrorism once again [targeted] the peaceful Iraqi streets leaving dead and wounded people,” Hezbollah said in a statement.
The group added that the US “wants to sow death and devastation in Iraq in order to avenge the bitter defeat that befell it before the Iraqi people and the humiliating withdrawal of its troops from Iraq.”
A wave of apparently coordinated bombing and shooting attacks in seven different provinces across Iraq killed at least 37 people and wounded more than 160 on Thursday.
Hezbollah also condemned in another statement the “behavior of US troops–who have insulted bodies of Afghan victims.”
Hezbollah said that “the new pictures showing US soldiers posing with dead bodies of Afghan citizens which were published by an American newspaper, reveal how the US administration and its military tools disregard a human being’s dignity whether he is alive or dead.”
Pictures published by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday showed US soldiers posing with the remains of Taliban insurgents, one of them with a man’s hand draped over his shoulder.