Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Reported Security Incidents Across Southern Iraq In 2013

 
Southern Iraq has witnessed plenty of violence in 2013, but it pails in comparison to central and northern Iraq. While a province like Baghdad might have five to ten attacks per day, some provinces in the south have that many in a year. Different governorates have also gone through different experiences. In Babil for example there has been a relentless wave of attacks mostly aimed at average citizens. Basra has seen a mix of Al Qaeda in Iraq bombings, and religious, political, and sectarian violence. Karbala and Najaf have gone through repeated attempts to stir sectarian tensions by attacking pilgrims heading to the holy cities. Wasit on the other hand has experienced an increasing number of insurgent bombings. Other governorates like Muthanna and Maysan have only seen occasional militant operations. Al Qaeda in Iraq has picked up the pace of its operations in the south carrying out more aggressive and coordinated bombings, but these are still occasional rather than normal events.
(Wikipedia)

Babil has long been a stronghold of the insurgency. The northern half of the province has a string of Sunni towns that have been used for bases by the insurgency for years. In 2013 there have been a total of 157 security incidents, one every couple days. Northern towns such as Jurf al-Sakhr, 42 incidents, Musayab, 28, Alexandria, 12, Iskandiriya, 8, and Mahawil, 7, have born the brunt of the violence, but there have also been a sizeable number of attacks in Hillah, 26, which is in the center of the governorate. Those attacks have resulted in 295 deaths and 470 wounded. Almost all of those were regular citizens. Shootings have been the most common form of attack, 54 total, but there have been almost as many car bombs, 43, and more bombings of all kinds overall, 90. In terms of the number of attacks and fatalities Babil is much more like Diyala and Anbar than the rest of the south, because of its strong militant presence.  

Reported Security Incidents In Babil
Date
City
Type of Attack
Killed
Wounded
1/2/13
Gunfire with insurgents



Roadside Bomb

4 Soldiers

Car bomb against Shiite pilgrims
2
8

?
Gunfire against Shiite pilgrims


Musayab
Car bomb against Shiite pilgrims
27
60

Gunfire on army checkpoint



Hillah
Car bomb
3

Musayab
Bomb

1
Jurf al-Sakhr
Bomb


Qasim
Car Bomb
4

1/18/13
IED

3 Police

Gunfire

1 Police
Jurf al-Sakhr
Mortar


Alexandria
Gunfire on army checkpoint


Jurf al-Sakhr
Rockets


2/5/13
Musayab
Roadside bomb

2 Police
Musayab
Gunfire on police checkpoint
2 Police
2 Police
2/8/13
Gunfire on police chokepoint



Shomali
3
10


Car bomb
13
18

Car bomb
2
5
Jurf al-Sakhr
Gunfire with insurgents


Musayab
Gunfire

1 Police
Jurf al-Sakhr
Sticky bomb
3, 1 Iraqiya candidate

Jurf al-Sakhr
IED


3/8/13
Hillah
Gunfire
5 Sons of Iraq found shot

3/10/13
Sticky Bomb

1

Gunfire
1

Jurf al-Sakhr
Gunfire on army checkpoint


3/19/13
Car bomb
3
11

Suicide car bomb against army base
8
16

Car bomb
3
3
Jurf al-Sakhr
Gunfire on police checkpoint
16 Soldiers and police

Jbalah
IED on bridge


Musayab
Car bomb
3 Police
14
Jbalah
Gunfire on army checkpoint


4/5/13
Car bomb
2
2

Roadside Bomb
5
2
Alexandria
Roadside bomb
1
1
Mahawil
Gunfire
1

Alexandria
Gunfire
1

Musayab
2 Car bombs

19

Car bomb


4/16/13
Musayab
Gunfire on army checkpoint
2 Soldiers



Roadside bomb



Roadside bomb

2 Police
Iskandiriya
Car bomb
8

4/20/13
Mortar

1

Mortar

1 Soldier
Alexandria
Gunfire
1 body found

Jurf al-Sakhr
Roadside bomb
2 police
2 Police
Askheri
IED on police officer’s house


5/10/13
Gunfire with insurgents



Sticky bomb
1
1

Bomb


Jbalah
Roadside bomb


Musayab
Gunfire on army checkpoint


Alexandria
Gunfire
1 body found

5/20/13
Suicide bomber
12
69

Gunfire on army checkpoint


5/25/13
?
Gunfire
5 former Baathists

Jurf al-Sakhr
Mortar Federal Police station


North of Hillah
Gunfire with insurgents

2 Police
Jurf al-Sakhr
Roadside bomb

2 Soldiers
Jbalah
Sticky bomb
1

Hillah
Gunfire
1


IED against police chief


6/10/13
Gunfire with insurgents



IED

5
6/16/13
Roadside bomb

6


Car bomb
1


Suicide car bomb

4, 2 Police

Aziziya
Car bomb
1

North of Hillah
Gunfire
3
4
Hillah
Car bomb

3
Alexandria
Gunfire on army checkpoint


Musayab
IED against bus with Shiite pilgrims
3
15
Musayab
Car bomb

7, 1 Police
6/30/13
Sticky bomb
1
1

IED


Musayab
Gunfire
6, 1 Police

7/9/13
Hartha
Gunfire
1 tribal sheikh

Alexandria
IED against Babil provincial council member


Jbalah
2 Car bombs
4
12


Suicide bomber


Jurf al-Sakhr
3 Car bombs


Jbalah
Suicide bomber
1 Police
5
Hillah
Gunfire
1

North of Hillah
Sticky bomb

1
7/31/13
Gunfire



Bomb


8/3/13
Kidnapped Awakening



Gunfire on checkpoint


8/4/13
Sticky bomb

1

Car bomb

2
Hillah
Gunfire
2

8/7/13
Albu Mustafa
Mortar



Sticky bomb
1
2
Alexandria
Roadside bomb
1
6
8/10/13
Musayab

7


Mortar police station

2 Police

Mortar Babil Operations center



Gunfire
3, mayor

8/11/13
Car bomb

7

Roadside bomb
3 Soldiers
6 Soldiers
Mahawil
IED
1
2
Qaryah Asriya
2 Car bombs
4
7
Hamza al-Gharbi
IED


8/24/13
Car bomb
2 Police
3 Police

Musayab
Car bomb
3
2

Car bomb



Tunis
Car bomb on police station



Bomb


8/26/13
Mortar on Federal Police base



Mortar
1
3
Jurf al-Sakhr
Gunfire on army checkpoint


Hillah
Gunfire with insurgents


Jurf al-Sakhr
Gunfire
1 Awakening

Jurf al-Sakhr
Roadside bomb

3 Soldiers
Musayab
IED

3
9/3/13
Gunfire on army checkpoint



Car bomb
5
5
Mahawil
Stabbings

2
9/7/13
Sticky bomb
1


Mortar on police station


Jurf al-Sakhr
Gunfire
1

Musayab
Bombing of oil pipeline


Jurf al-Sakhr
IED


Hillah
2 Car bombs
18
23

Gunfire

1 Soldier

Iskandiriya
Car bombs
4

Jurf al-Sakhr
Gunfire on army checkpoint


9/24/13
Gunfire on military base
1 Soldier


Ajresh
Sticky bomb
1
1
9/26/13
Gunfire on checkpoint



Gunfire on checkpoint


Musayab
Bombing of a house
3
4

Bombing of electricity tower



Gunfire on army checkpoint


9/29/13
Musayab
Suicide bomber
50

Hillah
Gunfire on assistant to governor


Jurf al-Sakhr
Gunfire on police station


Jurf al-Sakhr
Gunfire with insurgents


10/8/13
Gunfire with insurgents
4 Police
3 Police
Hillah
Gunfire
1

10/13/13
Hillah
5
27


3
4

Gunfire
1

Iskandiriya
IED

1
Jurf al-Sakhr
Gunfire on Federal Police station


10/22/13
Gunfire
2 Police
3 Police

Mortar
3
3

Gunfire
1

Fadhiliya
IED
2 Sons of Iraq

11/9/13
Roadside Bomb
3 Soldiers


Mortar


Hillah
2 Car bombs

10
TOTALS
157 Incidents
Gunfire 54
295
470

Jurf al-Sakhr 42
Car bombs 43
8 Sons of Iraq
17 Soldiers

Hillah 26
Bombs/IEDs 23
10-24 Soldiers
29 Police

Musayab 28
Roadside Bombs 14
18-33 Police


Alexandria 12
Mortar 12



Jbalah 11
Sticky bombs 10



Iskandiriya 8
Suicide bombers 6



Mahawil 7
Kidnapping



Albu Mustafa 3
Rockets



16 towns with one incident each
Stabbing



Basra is the second most violence province in the south. There a number of groups that appear to be operating there. On the one hand there are Al Qaeda in Iraq car bombings that have struck the governorate 14 times and resulted in 44 deaths and 119 wounded. On the other hand Shiites appear to be taking out their frustrations on local Sunnis. On January 31, a Sunni professor was gunned down in Basra. On May 12 a Sunni cleric was gunned down in Abu Kaseeb, and another on May 18 in the same town. On August 13 a former Sunni politician was assassinated in Basra, and August 26 a sticky bomb was placed in the car of a member of the Sunni Endowment. Finally on October 26 a Sunni sheikh was kidnapped in Basra. There has also been political and religious violence in the governorate. A black rights activist was gunned down in Basra on April 26. The secretary general of the Fadhila party was shot at on July 11. A Turkish Airlines office was bombed on July 13, and an alcohol business was bombed on July 25. In total, there have been 40 security incidents in the province this year, 31 of which were in Basra city resulting in 82 deaths and 127 wounded. The governorate appears to be unstable politically, and suffering from insurgent bombings, which accounts for the levels of violence there.

Reported Security Incidents In Basra
Date
City
Type of Attack
Killed
Wounded
1/31/13
Basra
Gunfire
1 Sunni professor

North of Basra
Gunfire
1

Basra
2 Car bombs
10
27
Basra
Sticky bomb
1

Zubayr
IED

2
Basra
IED

3
4/26/13
Zubayr
Gunfire
2


Basra
Gunfire
1 black rights activist


Shatt al-Arab
Gunfire
2

West of Basra
Sticky bomb
1 coast guard officer

5/12/13
Abu Kaseeb
Gunfire
2, 1 Sunni cleric

Abu Kaseeb
Gunfire
1 Sunni cleric

Basra
2 Car bombs
13
50
Basra
2 Car bombs
4
6
6/29/13
Basra
Gunfire
3



Gunfire
3

Basra
Car bomb
1
2, 1 Soldier
Qibla
Gunfire on secretary general of Fadhila party


Basra
IED on Turkish Airlines office


Basra
Car bomb, motorcycle bomb
7
6
Basra
IEDs

2

Gunfire
1

Abu Kaseeb
Sticky bomb

1 Sheikh Adnan al-Ghanim
Basra
Bombing of alcohol business


Basra
Car bomb
3
4
South of Basra
Gunfire
2

Basra
Gunfire
Former Sunni politician assassinated

Basra
Sticky bomb on Sunni Endowment member


Basra
Gunfire
6 family members assassinated in home

Basra
Car bomb
3
2
9/16/13
Basra
Gunfire
3

9/21/13
Basra
Gunfire
1

9/25/13
Basra
Gunfire
1

9/28/13
Basra
Gunfire
1

9/29/13
Basra
Gunfire
1

10/8/13
Basra
Gunfire
1

Basra
2 Car bombs
3
12
Basra
Kidnapped Sunni sheikh


Basra
2 Car bombs

10
Abu Kaseeb
Gunfire
1

TOTALS
40 Incidents
Gunfire 21
82
127

Basra 31
Car bombs 14

1 Soldier

Abu Kaseeb 4
Sticky bombs 4



Zubayr 3
Bombs/IEDs 5



2 other towns with one incident each
Kidnapping



Dhi Qar, and specifically the city of Nasiriyah has become a target of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Those attacks have picked up since the summer. There were no attacks in the province from January to March. The first one in 2013 didn’t occur until April 15 when two car bombs went off in Nasiriyah. Then there wasn’t another attack until June, then one in July, four in August, one in September, and then two in October. Still there has only been a total of 11 attacks thus far, nine of which were in Nasiriyah. Those involved 12 car bombs that resulted in 16 deaths and 132 wounded. Many of these attacks coincided with other bombings across Iraq showing that Nasiriyah was part of AQI’s effort to show that it was capable of hitting multiple targets on the same day. The goal seems to be to undermine the standing of the government by showing that it cannot protect the public, and to stoke sectarian tensions by hitting major Shiite cities like Nasiriyah. That has worked to an extent in the governorate, as there have been reports of the Sunni Al Sadoun tribe being attacked and displaced.

Reported Security Incidents In Dhi Qar
Date
City
Type of Attack
Killed
Wounded
Nasiriyah
2 Car bombs

14
Nasiriyah
2 Car bombs
2
35
Nasiriyah
Car bomb, IED
2
25
Nasiriyah
3 Car bombs
4
45
Nasiriyah
IED police officer’s house


Aldawayah
Gunfire
1
2
8/20/13
Nasiriyah
1
5


1
5
Nasiriyah
2 Car bombs
5
3
10/2/13
Nasiriyah
Gunfire
1

Thawra
Sticky bomb


TOTALS
11 Incidents
Car bombs 12
17
134

Nasiriyah 9
IEDs 2



2 other towns with one incident each
Gunfire 2




Sticky bombs


(Global Security)

Karbala is very similar to Dhi Qar. Because it holds holy Shiite shrines that draw thousands of pilgrims several times a year the province has become a perfect target for AQI bombings. That has led to eight car bombings and one suicide bomber leading to 28 fatalities and 121 wounded. Still since the beginning of the year there has only been 15 attacks in the governorate all in the Karbala area leading to a total of 32 deaths and 125 wounded.

Reported Security Incidents In Karbala
Date
City
Type of Attack
Killed
Wounded
1/5/13
IED

3

Car bomb
1
23


Mortar


1/17/13
Karbala

4


5
5

Car Bomb
1
17
3/3/13
Karbala
2
11




Karbala
Car bomb
3
17
Karbala
Gunfire


Karbala
Car bomb
7
11
Karbala
Car bomb
5
11
Karbala
Car bomb
4
22
Karbala
IED against house of head of Karbala provincial council

1 Police
10/7/13
Karbala
IED
4

TOTALS
15 Incidents
Car Bombs 9
32
125

Karbala 15
IEDs 4

1 Police


Mortar




Suicide bomber



Maysan, Muthanna, Najaf, Qadisiyah have seen even fewer militant operations. All together those four governorates have only seen 16 attacks this year. Almost all of those were car bombings that have resulted in 50 killed and 320 wounded. Again, these operations are meant to show the depth of AQI’s networks up and down the length of the country, and its abilities to strike almost anywhere in Iraq. Still they have occurred so rarely that the majority of people in these provinces have been left untouched.

Reported Security Incidents In Maysan
Date
City
Type of Attack
Killed
Wounded
Amarah
2 Car bombs
10
31
Amarah
Gunfire
1 Soldier
1 Soldier
Amarah
Car bomb
2
19
Amarah
2 Car bombs
3
57
TOTALS
4 Incidents
Car bombs 5
16
108

Amarah 4
Gunfire



Reported Security Incidents In Muthanna
Date
City
Type of Attack
Killed
Wounded
Samawa
Car bomb
4
19
Samawa
2 Car bombs
2
17
Rumaitha
2 Car bombs
4
17
10/31/13
?
Gunfire
1

TOTALS
4 Incidents
Car bombs 5
11
53

Samawa 2
Gunfire



2 other towns with one incident each




Reported Security Incidents In Najaf
Date
City
Type of Attack
Killed
Wounded
Najaf
Truck bomb
1
25
Najaf
Car bomb
7
23
TOTALS
2 Incidents
Car/Truck bombs 2
8
48

Najaf 2




Reported Security Incidents In Qadisiyah
Date
City
Type of Attack
Killed
Wounded
Diwaniya
2 Car bombs
5
71
4/3/13
Shomali
Gunfire
1 body found

Diwaniya
Car bomb
4
25
5/20/13
Diwaniya
Gunfire
1

Diwaniya
2 Car bombs
8
11
Diwaniya
2 Car bombs

5
TOTALS
6 Incidents
Car bombs 7
19
112

Diwaniya 5
Gunfire 2



Wasit is another governorate that has seen a large amount of militant activity. That has included a mix of shootings and bombings almost all of which has occurred in the provincial capital of Kut. Of the 23 incidents this year, 15 have happened in that city. While car bombings have predominated, 16 total, there have also been six shootings, and four bombings. In total 48 have died and 151 have been wounded in 2013.

Reported Security Incidents In Wasit
Date
City
Type of Attack
Killed
Wounded
Kut
Gunfire on parliamentarian


Aziziya
Car bomb

14
Kut
IED against army base


3/23/13
Kut
Stabbing
1

Kut
Gunfire

1
Kut
Car bomb
4
9
Dijail
Municipal building burned


Aziziya
Gunfire on head of Shummar tribe


Kut
Grenade


Kut
2 Car bombs
6
25
North of Kut
Gunfire
1 sheikh of Shummar tribe

Kut
Car bomb
1
17
Kut
Car bomb
4
28
Kut
Car bomb
2 Police
3
Kut
2 Car bombs
7
39
7/30/13
Gunfire on police station
1 Police


Gunfire
3

Essaouira
Bomb
1
3
Swayra
2 bombs

5 Police
9/15/13
Swayra
2 Car bombs
9

Kut
Car bomb
8
7
Kut
2 Car bombs
15


Swayra
2 Car bombs
5

TOTALS
23 Incidents
Car bombs 16
48
151

Kut 15
Gunfire 6

5 Police

Swayra 3
Bombs/IEDs 4



Aziziya 2
Stabbing



Essaouira 2
Grenade



Dijail




The nine provinces of southern Iraq have witnessed a variety of different levels of violence. Babil is an insurgent base, and that has resulted in constant attacks every week since the beginning of the year. Militants are also active in Wasit, but to a much lesser extent. Basra on the other hand has seen a large number of security incidents, but the causes vary from Al Qaeda bombings to political and sectarian violence. The other six provinces have hardly been touched other than the occasional mass casualty bombing carried out by AQI. The Islamists have the ability to strike any of the major cities in the south, but this only occurs about once a month. That means for the other thirty odd days much of the population is going about their lives. Still the increase in attacks and what people see is happening in the rest of the country has led to a growing sense of instability, and decreased the standing of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The real impact of the bombings might be felt next year when Iraq holds parliamentary elections, and the premier runs for a third term and has to account for the growing number of attacks across the country. 

SOURCES

AIN, "3 municipal workers injured in Basra," 4/18/13
- "5 gunmen killed, injured northern Babel," 9/27/13
- "7 Persons wounded in Babel,' 8/11/13
- "9 IAs killed, wounded in Babel," 8/11/13
- "10 civilians injured due to Karbala explosions," 1/17/13
- "10 Persons killed, wounded due to Babel explosions," 8/24/13
- "14 civilians injured in northern Wasit bombing," 2/28/13
- "16 IA, IP elements killed in northern Babel," 3/24/13
- "AED explodes in central Basra," 8/26/13
- "AIN reveals details of Maysan double bombing," 4/29/13
-"Basra explosion due to sticky bomb," 3/21/13
- "Breaking News….Car bomb explodes in central Hilla," 4/15/13
- "Bus driver killed, 2 passengers injured northern Babel,' 8/7/13
- "Car bomb explodes in Wasit," 4/16/13
- "Casualties of Diwaniya car bomb rise," 4/29/13
- "Casualties of Nasiriyah bombings rise to 27 dead, injuries," 7/14/13
- "Casualties of Wasit bombing hit 9 deaths, injuries," 10/13/13
- "Chieftan survives assassination in Wasit," 5/11/13
- "Civilian killed northern Babel," 10/13/13
- "Civilian killed southern Babel," 10/22/13
- "Civilian wounded in Hilla," 10/16/13
- "Death toll of Basra bombings hit 37 deaths, injuries," 3/17/13
- "Death toll of Karbala explosion reaches 13 deaths, injuries," 3/4/13
- "Electricity tower detonated in Hilla," 9/28/13
- "Gunmen attack IA checkpoint northwestern Hilla," 9/3/13
- "Gunmen burn official building in Wasit," 4/30/13
- "Gunmen clash with police checkpoint northern Babel," 2/9/13
- "Gunmen executes armed attack targeting Arbaeen pilgrims in Babel," 1/2/13
- "IA checkpoint attacked northwestern Hilla," 9/17/13
- "IED explodes in Kut Military Base of Wasit," 3/20/13
- "IED explodes southern Hilla," 8/22/13
- "IED goes off between Holy Shrines in Karbala," 3/3/13
- "IP's house detonated in Nassiriya," 8/12/13
- "Man, son injured northern Babel," 9/5/13
- "Mayor killed in northern Hilla," 8/10/13
- "Mortar shells hit police station in Mussayab," 8/10/13
- "Official of Fadhila party attacked in Basra," 7/11/13
- "Sahwa elements killed in western Hilla," 11/1/13
- "Sayadi survives assassination central Kut," 2/4/13
- "Second bombing in Babel results in killing, injuring 7 persons," 10/13/13
- "Series of bombings vibrates northern Babel,' 7/14/13
- "Suicide bombing targets IA headquarter in northern Babel," 3/19/13
- "Urgent….2 car bombs explode successively in Diwaniya," 11/10/13
- "Urgent…2 car bombs target Muthanna," 7/29/13
- "Urgent…10 persons killed, injured northern Babel," 9/3/13
- "Urgent….10 pilgrims killed, injured due to car bomb in Babel," 1/2/13
- "Urgent….Car bomb explodes in southern Babel,' 1/17/13
- "Urgent…Car bombing, mortar grenades reverberates in Karbala," 1/5/13
- "Urgent… Casualties of Karbala bombing reach 26 deaths, injuries," 9/15/13
- "Urgent… Casualties of Karbala car bomb reach 18 deaths, injuries," 7/14/13
- "Urgent…Civilians killed, injured in Karbala," 2/8/13
- "Urgent…Maysan death toll hit 60 deaths, injuries," 8/20/13
- "Urgent…Mortar shells hit residential neighborhood in Babel," 10/22/13
- "Urgent…Muthana car bomb casualties rise," 7/2/13
- "Urgent….Najaf car bomb's casualties rise to 37 deaths, injuries," 6/16/13
- "Urgent….Nasiriya bombings kill, injure 37 people," 6/16/13

Aswat al-Iraq, "3 killed, 4+ wounded in Basra explosion," 7/29/13
- "3 killed, 17 wounded+ final toll in Karbala explosion," 4/29/13
- "5 killed, 71 wounded in Diwaniya explosions," 3/1/13
- "7 casualties, 4+ arrested in Babel security operation," 8/8/13
- "8 killed, 7+ wounded in Wassit province," 10/9/13
- "Double explosion in Diwaniya," 10/13/13
- "Shop owner killed north of Basra," 3/7/13
- "Tribal Sheikh killed in Kut," 6/28/13

Iraq Body Count, “Black-Iraqi rights activist by gunfire in his car in central Basra,” 4/26/13
- “Incidents”
- “Recent Events”
- “Sunni academic by gunfire in Basra,” 1/31/13
- “Sunni cleric and Basra provincial counselor by gunfire in Abu Al-Khasib, east of Basra,” 5/12/13

National Iraqi News Agency, "# Policemen wounded northwest of Hilla," 1/18/13
- "2 Mortar shells hit residential neighborhood north of Hilla," 11/9/13
- "2 Policemen wounded in northern Babil," 8/10/13
- "2 Security personnel killed, 3 civilians wounded in Kut," 7/23/13
- "2 Wounded in Basra blast," 7/16/13
- "2 Wounded western Basra," 3/31/13
- "2 Young men killed in Hilla," 8/5/13
- "3 Killed, wounded north of Hilla," 8/19/13
- "3 Wounded in Hilla," 6/19/13
- "3 Wounded in the explosion of 2 IEDs north of Hilla," 9/2/13
- "4 Civilians wounded in Karbala's second car bomb explosion," 1/17/13
- "4 killed, 17 others wounded due to the two car bombs that hit Samawa city," 10/13/13
- "5 Gunmen killed, 8 captured during clashes in northern Babil province," 10/7/13
- "5 Wounded north of Hilla," 6/10/13
- "7 killed, 6 wounded in double explosion in Basra," 7/14/13
- "8 Persons killed when a car bomb was being booby-trapped north of Hilla," 4/19/13
- "11 Killed, wounded in northern Babil blast," 8/20/13
- "17, including Afghan pilgrims, wounded due to the car bomb in Northern Karbala," 1/17/13
- "31 killed and wounded in the blasts of Kut province," 6/16/13
- "An armed group attacks a checkpoint in Hilla," 1/30/13
- "An armed group attacks a checkpoint in Hilla," 5/20/13
- "Armed group attacks an Army checkpoint in Hilla," 5/18/13
- "An Armed group attacks army checkpoint in Hilla," 3/18/13
- "Armed group kidnap an awakening element in Hilla," 8/3/13
- "An Army checkpoint attacked in Hilla," 6/23/13
- "An army checkpoint attacked north of Babil," 8/3/13
- "An army checkpoint becomes under armed attack north of Hilla," 1/5/13
- "Assassination of Abdul Ilah Kazim in Basra," 8/13/13
- "Assistant of Babil Governor injured in Hillah," 10/5/13
- "Babel Provincial Council member escapes assassination," 7/13/13
- "Basra's blasts caused by two car bombs: witnesses say," 10/13/13
- "Bomb explodes under a bridge in Hilla," 3/26/13
- "Bomb explosion on a police patrol north of Hilla," 1/11/13
- "A body found in sub-river Hilla," 5/19/13
- "A bomb explosion near a mosque north of Hilla," 5/10/13
- "A bomb explosion on a military convoy north of Hilla," 5/17/13
- "Bomb, targeting a house sells alcoholic, explode in Basra," 7/25/13
- "Bombing of two houses and arrested three wanted men in Babil," 9/13/13
- "Bombings toll in Hilla rises to 24 dead and wounded," 3/19/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 3 Wounded in car bomb explosion in Basra," 7/2/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 3 Wounded north of Karbala," 1/5/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 4 Killed, wounded in car bomb explosion north of Hilla," 4/5/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 5 Policemen killed, wounded in attack on checkpoint west of Hilla," 10/22/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 6 Persons of same family killed in Basra," 9/8/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 7 Persons wounded in car bomb explosion in northern Babil," 8/10/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 7 Wounded in a car bomb explosion north of Hilla," 6/27/13
- "BREAKING NEWS. /14/ dead and injured in a third car bomb explosion north of Babel," 3/19/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 21 Wounded in Amara blast," 7/2/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 32 killed, wounded in Kut's explosion," 7/14/13
- "BREAKING NEWS. Five civilians killed and two others injured north of Hilla," 4/5/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Another car bomb explodes in Nasiriya," 8/20/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Casualties of Hilla explosions increased up to 81 killed, wounded," 5/20/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Casualties of Karbala car bomb explosion up to 16 killed, wounded," 8/10/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Gunmen blow oil pipeline north of Hilla," 9/12/13
- "BREAKING NEWS. Killing and wounding 13 people in a second bombing in Shomali south of Babel province," 2/8/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Nasiriya explosions casualties up to 49 killed, wounded," 8/10/13
- "Breaking News-Two car bombs explode in Basra," 6/16/13
- "Breaking News----two car bombs hit Babil province," 4/15/13
- "Bullets fired at surgeon in Karbala," 5/29/13
- "Car bomb goes off, wounding two people in Hilla," 8/4/13
- "Car bomb uncovered in northern Wasit, driver arrested," 8/10/13
- "Check point north of Hilla attacked," 2/8/13
- "Checkpoint under fire in north of Hilla," 9/26/13
- "A civilian killed and another wounded north of Hilla," 5/10/13
- "Civilian killed, another wounded in Hilla," 4/8/13
- "Civilian killed north of Hilla," 6/4/13
- "Civilian killed while leaving mosque in Hilla," 10/12/13
- "Civilian wounded by sticky bomb in Hilla," 3/10/13
- "A civilian wounded in a bomb explosion in his store in Hilla," 1/10/13
- "Civilian wounded in Hilla," 4/20/13
- "Clashes between gunmen, military in northern Babil," 6/10/13
- "Clashes north of Hilla between police and insurgents, casualties among two sides," 10/8/13
- "Dead body found in Hilla," 4/23/13
- "Dhi Qar two car bombs' casualties 8 civilians," 9/15/13
- "Five mortar shells land near H.Q of federal police in Hilla," 5/26/13
- "Former army officer wounded in Kut," 4/7/13
- "Former Baath official assassinated in Hilla," 6/5/13
- "Four mortar shells hit north of Hilla," 1/26/13
- "Four mortar shells target the HQ of the federal police in Hilla," 8/26/13
- "Four people, including two policemen, wounded in Hilla," 6/16/13
- "Gunman killed, 4 wounded north of Hilla," 9/26/13
- "Gunman killed, two policemen wounded in clashes in Hilla," 5/28/13
- "Gunmen attack an army checkpoint in Hilla," 8/28/13
- "Gunmen attack an Army checkpoint in Hilla," 3/31/13
- "Gunmen attack an Army patrol, injure a soldier in Hilla," 9/15/13
- "Gunmen attack real estate office, kill the owner, in Basra," 11/11/13
- "Gunmen blow up a police officer's house and put on some other houses in Hilla," 5/1/13
- "Gunmen blow up citizen's house, kill two and injure five in Hilla," 9/28/13
- "Gunmen detonate three trucks in Hilla," 6/30/13
- "Gunmen kill a civilian in Hilla," 9/9/13
- "Gunmen kill a contractor in Hilla," 4/9/13
- "Gunmen kill a man in Hilla," 4/13/13
- "Gunmen killed three, wound fourth in attack on a café in Hilla," 6/17/13
- "Gunmen wearing uniforms kidnapped a tribal Sheikh in Basra," 10/26/13
- "Headquarters of federal police in Babil under armed attack," 10/21/13
- "Homemade bomb explodes, without casualties, in Hilla," 8/24/13
- "IED against Turkish Airlines office in Basra," 7/13/13
- "An IED goes off in front of head of Karbala Council's house," 10/17/13
- "IED targets police patrol in Hilla," 3/7/13
- "INA nominee in Babil elections killed," 2/22/13
- "Injury of four army recruits north of Babel," 1/2/13
- "Jurf al-Sakhar Police Chief escapes assassination," 6/5/13
- "Killing and wounded /6/ people in a car bomb explosion in Nasiriyah," 8/20/13
- "Killing and wounding /3/ people in an armed attack north of Nasiriyah," 8/15/13
- "Killing and wounding four policemen, north of Hilla," 4/25/13
- "Killing one and wounding three civilians in Kut," 7/30/13
- "Lawyer injured in a sticky bomb in Hilla," 7/24/13
- "Local Dawa Party official dies of his wounds north of Hilla," 9/7/13
- "Man injured due to sticky bomb in his car in Hilla," 8/4/13
- "Man killed in Hilla," 3/10/13
- "Medical Source: Victims of Hilla blasts up to 32 dead and wounded," 10/13/13
- "Military force clashes with gunmen northwest of Hilla," 5/10/13
- "Mortar shell hits primary school in Hilla," 8/7/13
- "Mortar shell lands near elections station in Hilla," 4/20/13
- "Mosque's Imam assassinated in Basra," 5/18/13
- "Mosque's Muezzin killed in Hilla," 7/21/13
- "Najaf explosion victims up to one killed, 24 wounded," 4/25/13
- "Northern Babil blast casualties up to 87 killed, wounded," 1/3/13
- "An officer survives of assassination attempt in Basra," 5/6/13
- "One killed, 17 wounded in Kut's car bomb explosion," 7/5/13
- "One killed, three others wounded in falling of two mortar shells in Hilla," 8/26/13
- "Police: Hilla's car bomb kills 3 policemen and wounds 14," 3/27/13
- "Police repel an attack by gunmen tried to attack the visitors of Arbainiyah North Babel," 1/2/13
- "Policeman, his 5 family members killed north of Hilla," 7/7/13
- "A policeman killed and '5' worshipers injured north-east of Hilla," 7/19/13
- "A policeman killed north of Wasit," 7/30/13
- "A policeman wounded in Hilla," 2/20/13
- "A policeman wounded north of Babel," 1/18/13
- "Sahwa element assassinated northwest Hilla," 8/30/13
- "Security source: Victims' number of Hilla bombings up to 6 dead, 36 wounded," 9/15/13
- "Senior leader of Qaeda and four others killed, six arrested north of Hilla," 10/6/13
- "Six civilians wounded in North of Hilla," 6/16/13
- "Soldier, civilian killed, another civilian wounded in two incidents in Hilla," 9/24/13
- "A soldier killed another one injured in Amara," 5/7/13
- "Staff member killed west of Basra," 7/16/13
- "Sticky bomb goes off in Nasiriyah," 10/8/13
- "Sticky bomb kills one, injures another in Hilla," 6/30/13
- "Stun bomb goes off in Kut province," 5/20/13
- “Ten people injured in two car bombs explosion in Basra," 11/10/13
- "Toll number of Kut's two car bombs up to 7 dead and 39 wounded," 7/29/13
- "Three civilians killed, two wounded in a car bomb in Basra," 9/15/13
- "Three gunmen killed and wounded in Hillah," 8/29/13
- "Three IEDs explode in Hilla," 7/17/13
- "Three Katyusha rockets fall in Hilla," 2/2/13
- "Three pilgrims, heading to Karbala, killed and 15 others wounded in Hilla," 6/25/13
- "Three soldiers killed, north of Babil," 11/9/13
- "Three soldiers wounded north of Hilla," 9/1/13
- "Tribal Sheikh wounded in Basra," 7/22/13
- "Two car bombs explode in Nasiriyah," 4/15/13
- "Two car bombs exploded north of Babil province," 8/24/13
- "Two explosive devices targeting a police patrol north of Babil," 7/31/13
- "Two mortar shells land near a police station in Hilla," 9/7/13
- "Two people wounded in Hilla," 10/11/13
- "Two police officers, three policemen wounded in Wasit province," 9/9/13
- "Two policemen killed, four others, including an officer, wounded in Hilla," 2/6/13
- "Two policemen wounded in Hilla," 4/16/13
- "Two soldiers and two gunmen killed in two separate incidents in Hilla," 4/16/13
- "Two soldiers wounded in Hilla," 6/1/13
- "Victims of Alexandria's car bomb up to 6 killed and wounded," 3/19/13
- "Victims of Basra two car bombs up to 53 dead and wounded," 5/20/13
- "A woman and her child killed south of Basra," 8/3/13
- "A worker killed and 3 others wounded ,north of Wasit," 8/26/13

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