In the city of Mosul, Abdullah Khalil, 43, is burning pictures of al-Qaeda leaders, while people around him are chanting slogans condemning the terrorist group.
"They are cowards. They sneak around at night to houses and blow them up," Khalil said. "However, their plan is now over because Iraqi forces will arrest or kill them -- just like they killed their leaders."
The outpouring of Iraqi anger is in response to the series of terrorist attacks Monday (May 10th) that killed at least 45 Iraqis and wounded dozens more.
The attacks targeted factories, popular markets, and checkpoints in Baghdad, Wasit, Mosul, and other Iraqi provinces.
In Babil province, two car bombs exploded targeting workers at a textile factory south of al-Hilla, killing and wounding 120 people.
"Terrorists have committed yet another one of their most despicable crimes by parking two car bombs at the gate of al-Hilla textile factory," Iraqi police said. "While workers were leaving the factory on their way home, they blew them up using remote control, killing 20 workers and wounding 100 others with varying degrees of seriousness."
Anbar police spokesperson Maj. Raheem Zebn said five explosions targeted the homes of Iraqi security forces in Anbar, killing five people, including two girls under the age of 12, and wounding 17 others.
In al-Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad, a suicide car bomber attacked the convoy of mayor Mohammed Youssef, who was passing through to inspect the city's investment projects.
The attack killed three people and wounded 10 others, including the mayor, said police chief Majeed Shehab.
In Mosul, two Iraqi police personnel were killed and six others were wounded in a suicide attack that targeted a checkpoint in the area of Kujli, east of Mosul.
"Iraqi security forces prevented the suicide bomber from reaching a crowd of citizens by shooting him, something that led to the stop of the vehicle in the middle of the street. This is a rare, heroic act," said Capt. Suhail al-Jaafari of Mosul police.
Another car bomb exploded in the middle of a passenger transportation station in Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 13 others, including six women and two children.
In Wasit, provincial police spokesperson Lt. Col. Saadoun Eyada said 61 were killed and wounded in double bombings at a popular market in the area of al-Sewara, north of the province.
"The first bombing took place when a suicide bomber wearing an explosives vest blew himself up in the midst of civilians in the market," Eyada said. "That was followed by another explosion of a car bomb driven by a suicide bomber near a commercial store at the market when citizens assembled at the scene of the first explosion."
According to Eyada, seven civilians were killed and 55 others were wounded in the two explosions.
Eyada said Iraqi Army forces managed to thwart a third attack using a large improvised explosive device (IED) planted at the side of the road taken by ambulances.
"The condition of many of the wounded people, including women and children, is serious and unstable. The killers really wanted to show their blind hatred, as they always do, against the civilians," Eyada said.
A few hours after the twin explosions in al-Sewara, Iraqi forces arrested a senior al-Qaeda leader with his aides, who were described as being responsible for the bombings.
"An Iraqi force arrested the one who was responsible for planning the attack. He is a senior al-Qaeda leader, and he was arrested after he was surrounded at a deserted house, together with two of his aides, in the northern area of al-Sewara," said commander of the rapid reaction unit Maj. Aziz al-Emarah.
In Baghdad, terrorists used sticky bombs and automatic weapons to attack a number of checkpoints in different areas of the capital. Nine security personnel were killed and 25 others, including civilians, were wounded.
Baghdad Operations Command spokesperson Gen. Qassim Atta said the attacks took place at al-Ghadeer, al-Amana, al-Jihad, al-Adl, al-Ghazaliya, and al-Yarmuk.
Two improvised explosive devices also exploded in Baghdad, targeting police and wounding eight personnel.
Atta said Iraqi forces thwarted seven attacks, two of them were to be carried out by two suicide bombers.
Atta said the attacks are not proof al-Qaeda is growing in strength.
"Al-Qaeda tries by every possible means to prove that it still exists and that it has not died yet. However, the truth is that it is moving towards its end," he said.
Scores of Iraqis went to donate blood for wounded people in a number of hospitals in Baghdad, Fallujah, al-Hilla, al-Sewara, and Mosul.
"We call on politicians to expedite the formation of government and to start large-scale operations to cleanse Iraqi cities of the terrorists and killers," said Ibrahim Hatimi, a resident of Baghdad.
Sennan Ali, 23, a resident of Fallujah, expressed his outrage.
"They blow themselves up after running out of all of their cards and after the end of their last bets," he said. "Iraqi forces are besieging them as rats, and they cannot do anything other than blow themselves up. Let them go to hell, and peace and paradise be for our children!"