Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister, made a visit to Iraq on Saturday, May 2nd to address a suicide bombing which killed 30 people.
Harper continues to pledge to support the battle against the Islamic State group as bombings across the country killed 30 people.
The Washington Post says that the Canadian Government has announced $139 million in aid to address the refugee crisis around the region affected by the fighting.
Canada is part of the U.S.-led international coalition supporting the Iraqi military with airstrikes as well as training.
“Canada will not stand idly by while ISIS (Islamic State group) threatens Canadians and commits barbaric acts of violence and injustice in Iraq against innocent civilians,” Harper said in a statement.
Al-Abadi called on Canada’s international community to join forces against the extremist threat as as “terrorism is not only threatening Iraq, but the region and the whole world.”.
Saturday, a suicide car bombing followed by another car bombing soon after in Baghdad killed at least 17 people, police say.
Police also say the bombs struck as restaurants and coffee shops were full of people.
Many police reports all across the provinces of Iraq have claimed bombings along with lives lost.
Diyala province reported a roadside bomb which killed five woman and two children.
Despite Islamic State fighters being driven out of the eastern province, they continue to plant roadside bombs.
Anbar province reported three soldiers and three militiamen were killed and nine were wounded in a suicide car bomb.
Medical officers confirmed the casualty figures.
The killings came as the U.N. mission in Iraq reported that 812 Iraqis, including 277 members of security forces and allied militias were killed in April.