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EghtesadOnline: Daesh (ISIL) commits barbaric crimes because it is desperate, Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said.

He made the remarks in a message released on the occasion of terrorist action in Iraq which claimed the lifves of over 70 people.

The official condoled with the bereaved families of the victims as well as the Iranian nation and the Muslim world.

Alavi wished health and speedy recovery for those injured in the terrorist action.

Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have faced several defeats in the region and it is desperate, he added.

Alavi noted that such barbaric actions will not affect the Muslims and those who love Ahl al-Bayt to continue their approach.

Ahl al-Bayt is a phrase meaning, literally, 'People of the House' or 'Family of the House'. Within the Islamic tradition, the term refers to the family of the Islamic prophet Mohammad, according to IRNA.

A truck bomb went off in the Shoumeli village, 120 kilometers southeast of Baghdad on Thursday, targeting vehicles loaded with passengers most of them Iranians who were returning home from the holy shrines in Iraq after Arba'een rituals.

Reports so far put the number of the dead at more than 71 with a lot more injured.

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