Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Resurgence Of Iraq’s Insurgency In Ninewa Province

 
Iraq’s Ninewa province and its capital city of Mosul have returned as a central hub for the country’s insurgency. After the Surge in 2007 many militant groups fled north to places like Mosul where they were then reduced by American and Iraqi forces. Now insurgents are making a comeback. They are attempting to assert their will over the governorate’s population and economy, and targeting the local security forces.
(Wikimedia)

It now appears that insurgents have free reign in Mosul and southern areas of Ninewa. One provincial politician said militants controlled an area stretching from Mosul down to Qayara. A parliamentarian from the Iraqi National Movement told Al-Mada that the governorate was a haven for terrorists, while a lawmaker from the Kurdish Coalition claimed insurgents were openly operating in Ninewa. He blamed the marginalization of the populace as opening a door for anti-government groups to garner support. Jessica Lewis of the Institute for the Study of War also pointed out the protest movement in the province, the conflict in Syria, and the return of Kurds to power after the 2013 elections as other mitigating factors for the re-birth of the insurgency. The number of attacks reported in the press shows how well established militants are in Ninewa. From January to October there were 936 security incidents resulting in 1,314 killed and 1,696 wounded. 720 of those attacks, 76% of the total were in Mosul. In comparison, insurgent groups are trying to rebuild in neighboring Anbar and have only carried out 599 attacks there for those ten months, killing 766 people and wounding another 742. Those figures show that the insurgency has a strong presence in Mosul and the surrounding areas. This has only come about in the last two to three years.

Comparison Of Violence In Ninewa Vs Anbar
Province
# of Reported Attacks
Killed
Wounded
Ninewa
936
1,314
1,696
Anbar
599
766
742

The Baathist Naqshibandi is one of many groups operating in Ninewa today (Wikimedia)

There are several different insurgent groups operating in Ninewa. Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) has long claimed Mosul and the western desert regions as a base, and started rebuilding there in 2010. Others active in the governorate include Ansar al-Islam and the Baathist Naqshibandi. The former for example, began claiming attacks in Ninewa on the internet during this summer. The Naqshibandi have had a long presence in the province as well. All three are interested in Ninewa because it provides a supply route for men and material from Syria, and is a major source of funds. In February 2013, for example, Ninewa Operations Command reported that AQI and others were stealing oil from a pipeline that stretched from Salahaddin to Ninewa. AQI has also historically been involved in trucking, real estate, and the black market in fuel in Mosul. Recently groups have expanded to extorting money from mosques, schools, university professors, and power generator operators. Those that don’t pay receive threats and then are attacked. The Sama shopping mall was bombed in October leaving 19 dead and wounded after it refused to give money to Al Qaeda. It’s been said that millions of dollars are made from these extortion rings in the city. Those funds have been a motivating factor for the insurgency to make a return in the province. Worse yet, everyone knows what is happening yet few are willing to publicly speak out about it including the local government according to a senior Iraqi military intelligence officer. The security forces have been unable to stop these activities as well.

Rather than being a deterrent the Iraqi security forces (ISF) have alienated the local populace, failed at stabilizing the area, and become a target in Ninewa. The ISF got off to a bad start in 2013 when it fired into anti-government protesters in Mosul in March killing one. Human Rights Watch also demanded that Baghdad investigate an accusation that the police executed five people they arrested south of Mosul in May. A member of the provincial council pointed to these events as creating divisions between the people and the security forces. Many of the Federal Police and Army units in the province are also not from the area, which has increased tensions with the locals. These have contributed to the ISF operations launched in Ninewa being ineffective. At the end of May the Defense Ministry started a major campaign against Al Qaeda in six governorates including Ninewa. The next month 6,000 troops were deployed along the Syrian border regions of Anbar and Ninewa before provincial elections there. In July, a security wall across from Syria was started in Anbar that was to stretch into Ninewa, which was supposed to be completed by September although there’s been no word if that has been accomplished. Then in August, Baghdad started its “Revenge of the Martyrs” campaign that included Ninewa, and another sweep along the border in September. Finally, in October, the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Babaker Zebari visited Governor Atheel Nujafi to discuss how the local government and the ISF could coordinate on security. None of these reduced violence. From May to June there was virtually no change in the number of attacks, 110 versus 98, and deaths 128 versus 122, and in July fatalities increased to 156 after 101 incidents. Then in August there were 107 reported attacks and 128 killed, 113 incidents in September leading to 192 casualties, and topped off by October where attacks dropped to 89, but 218 ended up dead. In turn, the insurgency has gone after the ISF supply lines to Baghdad by attacking in places like Qayara, Shirqat and Shura. The police and army are major targets as well accounting for 719 deaths from January to October, 54% of the total. Militants are also attempting to intimidate them by blowing up their houses, 18 of which were destroyed since the beginning of the year. This tactic appears to be working as Al-Mada ran a story where it claimed the Defense Ministry had to provide incentives to keep soldiers on duty in Mosul, and that some security forces withdrew at night for their own protection. Going after the ISF has been a focus for all of the militant groups in the province as it undermines the government. In turn, the heavy handed tactics used by the security forces such as mass arrests and the shooting of demonstrators has angered many in Ninewa reducing the levels of intelligence and cooperation offered severely hindering counter insurgency operations. Finally, the government is misappropriating its resources by constantly deploying to the border regions instead of Mosul, which is a base for insurgents.

Last, the insurgency is attempting to scare and intimidate local officials and the general population in Ninewa. The number of attacks upon notables in the province, and especially Mosul is mind numbing. On January 2 the nephew to Speaker Osama Nujafi who hails from Ninewa was assassinated in Mosul. January 14 a sheikh from the Jabour tribe was gunned down. The next day a parliamentarian from the Dawa Party had his car blown up by a sticky bomb. January 21 a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan official was targeted by a roadside bomb. February 4 the former head of the provincial council was targeted by a roadside bomb. The following day a council member was wounded after being shot, and February 6 another councilman was hit by a roadside bomb. February 10, Speaker Nujafi’s motorcade was struck by a roadside bomb, something that would be repeated on October 9. April 16 Governor Nujafi’s motorcade was struck by a roadside bomb, to be followed by attempts on his life on June 1, June 13, June 26, and August 28. July 8 the spokesman for the council was killed. August 4 a council member from the Mutahidun party faced a roadside bomb, as well as the head of the Ninewa Iraqi Turkmen Front on August 4, and the head of the provincial council on August 8. September 29 five neighborhood mayors were assassinated. That led 18 more to resign, and the mayor of Mosul to suspend their work after the attacks. The general public has not escaped the violence, as there are constant shootings and bombings of ordinary people every week. In late August into September for instance, the Shabak community was targeted with the shooting of three men in Mosul on August 19. August 28, 1 Shabak was killed and four wounded by a roadside bomb in the city. One more was gunned down in Alsideeq the next day. Finally, a suicide bomber struck a funeral in Mosul killing 15 and wounding another 20 on September 14. That led to some of the community to flee as a result. Again, the purpose was to stoke fear in the populace, the local administration and those notables who hailed from Ninewa. The Nujafi family has been a particularly favorite target, since their assassinations would be a major coup for insurgents. These constant attacks are probably a reason why more people and politicians don’t stand up to the militants.

Ninewa is once again an urban bastion of the insurgency. Several different groups such as Al Qaeda in Iraq, Ansar al-Sunni, Naqshibandi and perhaps others have rebuilt their networks throughout the province, and are carrying out a steady campaign to wear down the government, security forces, and people. Militants earn a huge amount of money through their extortion rings in Mosul to carry out these operations. They are also able to bring in fighters and supplies from Syria through Ninewa. Their tactics appear to be working, as there are more and more stories of militants being able to act uninhibited in the province. The Americans and Iraqis were never quite able to shake the hold of the insurgency over Mosul. Now it is back and terrorizing the area. The governorate is a perfect location because many in the populace and political class are opposed to Baghdad. That offers more opportunities for at least passive support of the militants, especially for groups like the Naqshibandi that play upon nationalist themes. In turn, the bases in Ninewa can be used to launch further attacks into the central part of the country. The province is therefore an important battleground between the government and militants, which the former is losing.

SOURCES

Ahmed, Saif, “Iraq starts building Syria border wall,” Al Shorfa, 7/30/13

AIN, "2 among Badosh Prison guards killed in Mosul," 8/27/13
- "2 Civilians injured in western Mosul," 3/19/13
- "2 Civilians killed in Mosul," 6/15/13
- "2 civilians killed in Mosul," 6/24/13
- "2 civilians killed in Mosul," 10/29/13
- "2 civilians killed in Nineveh," 5/19/13
- "2 Civilian killed, injured in Mosul," 2/23/13
- "2 Civilians killed, wounded in Mosul," 5/4/13
- "2 Civilians killed, wounded in Mosul," 7/18/13
- "2 Civilians wounded in Mosul," 9/22/13
- "2 explosions kill 20 policemen south of Mosul," 9/22/13
- "2 Federal police elements injured central Mosul," 1/31/13
- "2 Guards of Badosh prison killed, wounded in Mosul," 7/23/13
- "2 gunmen killed in clashes eastern Mosul," 8/20/13
- "2 Gunmen killed, wounded in Mosul," 7/3/13
- "2 Houses detonated in Mosul," 10/18/13
- "2 houses detonated in southern Mosul," 8/2/13
- "2 IA Elements killed in Mosul," 3/24/13
- "2 IA Elements killed in Mosul," 4/7/13
- "2 IA soldiers injured in Mosul," 3/2/13
- "2 IA soldiers injured southern Mosul," 6/9/13
- "2 IA Soldiers killed in western Mosul," 3/3/13
- "2 IA Soldiers killed western Mosul," 3/4/13
- "2 IA soldiers killed, wounded in Mosul," 7/18/13
- "2 IA soldiers wounded in Mosul," 10/14/13
- "2 Individuals killed in Mosul," 6/1/13
- "2 IP killed in central Mosul," 2/10/13
- "2 IPs injured in Mosul," 4/27/13
- "2 IPs injured western Mosul," 5/7/13
- "2 IPs killed in western Mosul," 8/19/13
- "2 IPs wounded in Mosul," 3/17/13
- "2 IPs wounded in Mosul," 3/18/13
- "2 IPs wounded in Mosul," 4/1/13
- "2 people killed in Mosul," 3/2/13
- "2 IPs wounded in Mosul," 8/17/13
- "2 Persons wounded in Mosul," 10/13/13
- "2 policemen killed eastern Mosul," 7/16/13
- "2 security elements killed, civilians wounded in Mosul," 9/21/13
- "2 Soldiers wounded in Mosul," 9/15/13
- "3 Baghdadis killed in Mosul," 7/23/13
- "3 car bombs exploded in Mosul," 2/26/13
- "3 Civilians killed in Mosul," 9/11/13
- "3 Civilians Killed, wounded in Mosul," 5/30/13
- "3 Corpses discovered in southern Mosul," 1/12/13
- "3 Corpses discovered in northern Mosul," 2/17/13
- "3 family members killed, injured southern Mosul," 9/14/13
- "3 Gunmen killed, arrested in Mosul," 9/1/13
- "3 IA elements killed in Mosul," 4/10/13
- "3 IA elements killed, wounded in Mosul," 10/3/13
- "3 IA Soldiers killed in Mosul," 3/24/13
- "3 IA Soldiers killed, injured eastern Mosul," 1/27/13
- "3 IA Soldiers killed, injured in Mosul," 5/4/13
- "3 IAs killed, wounded in Mosul," 8/13/13
- "3 IPs, civilian wounded in Mosul," 8/22/13
- "3 IPs killed eastern Mosul," 10/10/13
- "3 IPs killed, injured in Mosul," 4/23/13
- "3 IPs wounded in Mosul," 10/9/13
- "3 policemen killed, injured in Mosul," 2/16/13
- "3 soldiers injured in Mosul," 5/1/13
- "4 Beji refinery's workers killed, injured southern Mosul," 2/10/13
- "4 car bombs explode in Mosul," 7/12/13
- "4 civilians killed, injured western Mosul," 9/23/13
- "4 IA Soldiers killed, wounded eastern Mosul," 10/27/13
- "4 Policemen killed, wounded south of Mosul," 5/13/13
- "4 soldiers injured southern Mosul," 6/8/13
- "5 army officers killed, injured in Mosul," 6/11/13
- "5 family members injured southern Mosul," 11/8/13
- "5 IPs wounded in Mosul," 8/25/13
- "5 persons killed, injured in central Mosul," 5/8/13
- "5 soldiers killed southern Mosul," 8/25/13
- "6 civilians killed, injured in central Mosul," 6/27/13
- "6 Civilians wounded in Mosul," 8/10/13
- "8 IA soldiers killed, injured in western Mosul," 4/18/13
- "8 IFP elements, civilian wounded in Mosul," 11/10/13
- "8 Oil FPS members killed, injured southern Mosul," 6/16/13
- "9 IA Soldiers killed, injured in Mosul," 3/27/13
- “12 Wanted individuals arrested, weapons cache seized, western Mosul,” 11/21/13
- “13 wanted individuals netted, weapons cache seized in Mosul,” 11/20/13
- “15 Mayors resign from their posts in Mosul,” 10/1/13
- "24 IA Soldiers killed, injured in Mosul," 2/28/13
- "AED explodes in Nineveh," 3/18/13
- "AED goes off in Mosul," 4/11/13
- "Armed group attacks police checkpoint in Mosul," 8/18/13
- "Army Major assassinated in Mosul," 6/15/13
- "Border guard killed eastern Mosul," 11/19/13
- "Border Security Officer killed in Mosul," 11/20/13
- "Breaking News…Car bomb goes off in Mosul," 7/21/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Governor of Niniveh escapes assassination attempt," 6/13/13
- "Candidate for upcoming local elections survives assassination southern Mosul," 1/31/13
- "Candidate house detonated in Mosul," 4/15/13
- "Candidate of Nineveh PC assassinated eastern Mosul," 6/14/13
- "Car bomb explodes in eastern Mosul," 7/8/13
- "Car bomb explodes in Mosul," 7/23/13
- "Car bomb explodes in western Mosul," 8/22/13
- "Car bomb goes off in Mosul," 8/17/13
- "Car bomb goes off in Mosul," 8/22/13
- "Car bomb goes off western Mosul," 10/2/13
- "Car bombing targets army checkpoint in Mosul," 8/5/13
- "Chieftan killed in eastern Mosul," 3/19/13
- "Chieftain killed in southern Mosul," 8/22/13
- "Chieftain killed in western Mosul," 8/27/13
- "Child injured in Mosul," 5/9/13
- "Child wounded in Mosul," 11/14/13
- "Civilian injured by car bomb explosion southeastern Mosul," 11/11/13
- "Civilian injured eastern Mosul," 6/10/13
- "Civilian injured in northern Mosul," 9/7/13
- "Civilian killed in armed attack targets mourning ceremony in Mosul," 6/4/13
- "Civilian killed central Mosul," 8/26/13
- "Civilian killed eastern Mosul," 9/4/13
- "Civilian killed in central Mosul," 5/19/13
- "Civilian killed in eastern Mosul," 1/21/13
- "Civilian killed in eastern Mosul," 2/5/13
- "Civilian killed in eastern Mosul," 2/20/13
- "Civilian killed in Mosul," 3/7/13
- "Civilian killed in Mosul," 3/26/13
- "Civilian killed in Mosul," 4/28/13
- "Civilian killed in Mosul," 5/23/13
- "Civilian killed in Mosul," 6/8/13
- "Civilian killed in Mosul," 6/12/13
- "Civilian killed in Mosul," 8/20/13
- "Civilian killed in Mosul," 9/28/13
- "Civilian killed in Mosul," 10/3/13
- "Civilian killed in Mosul," 10/14/13
- "Civilian killed in Mosul," 10/18/13
- "Civilian killed in Nineveh," 3/24/13
- "Civilian killed in western Mosul," 1/18/13
- "Civilian killed in western Mosul," 2/2/13
- "Civilian killed in western Mosul," 3/7/13
- "Civilian killed northern Mosul," 11/12/13
- "Civilian killed south-west of Mosul," 7/13/13
- "Civilian killed southern Mosul," 7/27/13
- "Civilian killed southeastern Mosul," 9/29/13
- "Civilian killed in southern Mosul," 8/11/13
- "Civilian killed western Mosul," 4/3/13
- "Civilian killed western Mosul," 9/15/13
- "Civilian, policeman injured in Mosul," 1/9/13
- "Civilian wounded eastern Mosul," 3/8/13
- "Colonel, 2 policemen killed in Mosul," 4/4/13
- "Colonel assassinated in Mosul," 8/20/13
- "Colonel of former Iraqi Army, wife killed in Mosul," 4/11/13
- "Commander of NOC survives assassination in Mosul," 9/16/13
- "Corpse discovered in Mosul," 3/24/13
- "Death toll of Mosul explosion reaches (17) deaths, injuries," 3/4/13
- "Employee assassinated in northern Nineveh," 2/28/13
- "Employee assassinated in southern Mosul," 6/7/13
- "Employee killed southern Mosul," 4/12/13
- "Employee killed southern Mosul," 7/1/13
- "Employee of MoO killed in Mosul," 4/9/13
- "Family killed eastern Mosul," 2/12/13
- "Former army officer killed in southern Mosul," 1/21/13
- "Former judge assassinated in Mosul," 11/4/13
- "Guard of Badosh prison killed in Mosul," 3/11/13
- "Gunmen attack condolence gathering in southern Mosul," 6/4/13
- "Gunmen burn 3 private generators eastern Mosul," 9/25/13
- "Gunmen detonate Police Colonel's house in Mosul," 7/27/13
- "Gunmen detonate residence in Nineveh," 9/24/13
- "Head of Shora local council survives assassination attempt in Nineveh," 3/17/13
- "Helicopter attacked in southern Mosul," 4/26/13
- "House detonated western Mosul," 11/9/13
- "IA Colonel assassinated in Mosul," 3/7/13
- "IA forces kill terrorists in southern Mosul," 10/12/13
- "IA element killed southern Mosul," 11/9/13
- "IA element killed western Mosul," 11/12/13
- "IA killed eastern Mosul," 9/4/13
- "IA Killed in Mosul," 9/21/13
- "IA officer injured in southern Mosul," 8/10/13
- "IA officer wounded in Mosul," 10/29/13
- "IA patrol targeted in southern Mosul," 6/7/13
- "IA postman killed in Mosul," 11/20/13
- "IA Soldier, Civilian killed in southern Mosul," 2/18/13
- "IA soldier killed, civilian injured in western Mosul," 9/17/13
- "IA Soldier killed in central Mosul," 1/30/13
- "IA soldier killed in Mosul," 3/18/13
- "IA soldier killed in Mosul," 4/15/13
- "IA Soldier killed in Mosul," 10/19/13
- "IA soldier killed in northern Mosul," 3/11/13
- "IA Soldier, wife killed southern Mosul," 1/27/13
- "IA soldiers, civilians injured in Nineveh," 9/7/13
- "IA soldiers' houses detonated in southern Mosul," 11/10/13
- "IA soldiers injured in eastern Mosul," 9/2/13
- "IA soldiers killed in western Mosul," 8/22/13
- "IA soldiers killed, injured in southern Mosul," 5/11/13
- "IAs killed, injured northern Mosul," 8/29/13
- "IED blew up in central Mosul," 6/13/13
- "IED explodes in eastern Mosul," 3/27/13
- "IED explodes in northern Mosul," 6/17/13
- "IED explodes in western Mosul," 3/14/13
- "IED goes off at Mosul University," 4/7/13
- "IED goes off in Mosul," 3/4/13
- "IED goes off in Mosul," 3/16/13
- "IED goes off in Mosul," 4/29/13
- "IED goes off in western Mosul," 2/9/13
- "IED goes off in western Mosul," 8/22/13
- "IED targets IA patrol in eastern Mosul," 2/7/13
- "INA official assassinated in Mosul," 5/10/13
- "IP, 2 civilians wounded in Mosul," 9/28/13
- "IP, 2 Gunmen killed in eastern Mosul," 2/17/13
- "IP assassinated, 3 terrorists killed in Mosul," 5/10/13
- "IP, Civilian killed, injured in Mosul," 2/21/13
- "IP, civilian killed, injured in western Mosul," 1/19/13
- "IP, IA kidnapped southern Mosul," 9/23/13
- "IP injured central Mosul," 2/27/13
- "IP injured in eastern Mosul," 1/23/13
- "IP injured in Mosul," 5/7/13
- "IP injured southern Mosul," 7/13/13
- "IP injured southern Mosul," 11/14/13
- "IP injured western Mosul," 5/13/13
- "IP killed in Mosul," 4/1/13
- "IP Killed in Mosul," 4/22/13
- "IP killed in Mosul," 7/4/13
- "IP killed in Mosul," 8/3/13
- "IP killed in Mosul," 9/6/13
- "IP Killed in Mosul," 9/22/13
- "IP killed in northern Mosul," 4/11/13
- "IP killed southern Mosul," 6/11/13
- "IP killed western Mosul," 5/21/13
- "IP killed western Mosul," 8/29/13
- "IP killed western Mosul," 11/16/13
- "IP officer injured southern Mosul," 1/31/13
- "IP Wounded in Mosul," 4/17/13
- "IP Wounded in Mosul," 7/20/13
- "IP wounded in Mosul," 8/6/13
- "IP Wounded in Mosul," 8/21/13
- "IPs, IA soldiers killed, injured in southern Mosul," 5/26/13
- "IPs, cleaning agent injured western Mosul," 3/12/13
- "IPs injured in Mosul," 8/24/13
- "IPs killed, injured in northwestern Mosul," 8/20/13
- "IPs killed, injured in southern Mosul," 2/6/13
- "IPs, officer killed in western Mosul," 3/13/13
- "Journalist killed in Mosul," 9/10/13
- “Key terrorist killed in Mosul,” 10/29/13
- "Labur killed in Mosul," 5/1/13
- “Large weapons cache seized southeastern Mosul,” 11/19/13
- "Lawyer murdered in Mosul," 5/4/13
- "Lieutenant killed western Mosul," 7/13/13
- "Local official killed in Mosul," 6/30/13
- "Man, son injured western Mosul," 11/18/13
- "Mayor killed in western Mosul," 5/18/13
- "Member of Talafar Council assassinated," 2/2/13
- "Military official wounded in Mosul," 7/8/13
- "Mortar shell hits civilian house in Mosul," 10/19/13
- "Mortar shell hits eastern Mosul," 7/20/13
- "Mosque attacked western Mosul," 5/31/13
- "Mosque's clergyman wounded eastern Mosul," 1/26/13
- "Mosul Airport shelled," 5/22/13
- “Nineveh: 20 IPs submit resignation due to terrorists’ threats,” 10/1/13
- "Nineveh Governor survives assassination," 8/28/13
- "Nineveh PC 2nd member survives assassination within few hours," 8/4/13
- "Nineveh Police Commander survives assassination attempt," 2/12/13
- "notable figure of al-Jubour tribe assassinated in Mosul," 5/28/23
- "Officer injured in southern Mosul," 6/11/13
- "Officer, soldier injured western Mosul," 11/21/13
- "Officer wounded in Mosul," 7/27/13
- "Officer's house detonated southern Mosul," 10/5/13
- "Official injured in Mosul," 3/3/13
- "Official killed in Mosul," 2/27/13
- "Official survives assassination attempt in Mosul," 2/6/13
- "Official's driver injured in Mosul," 2/27/13
- "Oil pipeline detonated in Mosul," 8/22/13
- "PC Candidate, son wounded in Mosul," 5/1/13
- "Person killed northern Mosul," 2/22/13
- "Peshmerga elements killed, injured in northern Mosul," 8/21/13
- "Police checkpoint attacked in eastern Mosul," 5/21/13
- "Police Colonel assassinated in Mosul," 9/10/13
- "Police Colonel wounded in Mosul," 9/12/13
- "Police commander injured southern Mosul," 6/17/13
- "Police officer killed in western Mosul," 9/7/13
- "Policeman, civilian injured western Mosul," 5/20/13
- "Policeman corpse discovered southern Mosul," 3/4/13
- "Policemen injured in Mosul," 5/11/13
- "Policemen injured in southern Mosul," 9/13/13
- "Policeman injured in southern Mosul," 10/12/13
- "Policeman injured in southern Mosul," 10/17/13
- "Policeman injured in western Mosul," 1/25/13
- "Policeman killed in eastern Mosul," 10/11/13
- "Policeman killed in northern Mosul," 5/26/13
- "Policeman killed in southern Mosul," 3/18/13
- "Policeman killed in southern Mosul," 9/8/13
- "Policeman killed in western Mosul," 8/20/13
- "Policeman's corpse discovered in northern Mosul," 2/28/13
- "PUK official survives assassination in Mosul," 1/21/13
- "Reporter, Camerman of Sharqiya Channel assassinated in Mosul," 10/5/13
- "Sahwa element killed in southern Mosul," 3/3/13
- "School headmaster killed in southern Mosul," 1/23/13
- "School principal killed in Mosul," 9/11/13
- "Security element's house detonated in Mosul," 10/9/13
- "Security official killed in southern Mosul," 1/14/13
- "Security official survives assassination attempt in Mosul," 5/27/13
- "Security official survives assassination attempt western Mosul," 6/9/13
- "Security official survives assassination in Mosul," 11/9/13
- "Senior police officer wounded in Mosul," 6/17/13
- "Series of detonating houses continue in Mosul," 9/22/13
-"Shabak citizen killed eastern Mosul," 11/19/13
- "Shopowner killed in eastern Mosul," 9/16/13
- "SLC nominee's family injured in Mosul," 3/16/13
- "Soldier injured in Mosul," 5/7/13
- "Soldier killed eastern Mosul," 4/24/13
- "Soldier killed eastern Mosul," 6/23/13
- "Soldier killed in northern Mosul," 8/14/13
- "Suicide car bombing targets joint patrol in southern Mosul," 6/29/13
- "Taxi driver killed in western Mosul," 6/4/13
- "Three family members injured western Mosul," 8/14/13
- "Traffic IP killed western Mosul," 10/1/13
- "Traffic police elements injured in Mosul," 4/15/13
- "TV Cameraman assassinated in Mosul," 10/24/13
- "Two policemen and a civilian killed south of Mosul," 5/13/13
- "Unidentified body found in eastern Mosul," 1/27/13
- "Unidentified corpse discovered in Mosul," 1/28/13
- "Unidentified corpse discovered in Mosul," 3/10/13
- "Unidentified corpse found near Tigris River in Mosul," 2/25/23
- "Unidentified dead body found in central Mosul," 5/26/13
- "Urgent…2 IPs kidnapped in Mosul," 4/9/13
- "Urgent…5 suicide bombers killed in Nineveh," 10/24/13
- "Urgent…7 gunmen killed while attacking border checkpoint of western Anbar," 11/18/13
- "Urgent…12 persons killed, wounded in Mosul," 5/30/13
- "Urgent….14 persons, mostly policemen killed, injured in Mosul," 7/24/13
- "Urgent…15 Persons killed, wounded due to car bomb explosion in Mosul," 6/10/13
- "Urgent…17 IPs killed, wounded due to Mosul explosion," 6/10/13
- "Urgent..Armed clashes erupt between security forces, terrorists in Mosul," 5/28/13
- "Urgent…Car bomb explodes in northern Mosul," 9/16/13
- "Urgent…Car bomb goes off targeting wedding motorcade," 7/3/13
- "Urgent…Casualties of Mosul suicide bombing reach 15 deaths, 20 injuries," 9/14/13
- "Urgent…Chieftain of Jabour tribe assassinated in Mosul," 1/14/13
- "Urgent…Child killed, 12 civilians injured eastern Mosul," 5/14/13
- "Urgent….clashes erupt between IA and gunmen in Mosul," 5/4/13
- "Urgent….Dawa Party's MP inured eastern Mosul," 1/15/13
- "Urgent … Former official assassinated in Mosul," 11/12/13
- "Urgent…Human casualties of Mosul explosion hit 47 deaths, injuries," 9/25/13
- "Urgent….INA office attacked in Mosul," 5/6/13
- "Urgent…IP killed, 3 civilian injured in central Mosul," 1/24/13
- "Urgent….Iraqiya nominee injured in Mosul," 4/10/13
- "Urgent….local elections nominee assassinated in Mosul," 3/26/13
- "Urgent…Nineveh Police Commander survives assassination attempt in western Mosul," 9/19/13
- "Urgent….Nineveh Police Director survives assassination," 7/14/13
- "Urgent…Official's houses detonated in Nineveh," 9/16/13
- "Urgent…Police Commander survives assassination attempt in Mosul," 8/1/13
- "Urgent….Security Commander survives assassination southern Mosul," 6/19/13
- "Urgent….Security forces clash with gunmen in western Mosul," 1/22/13
- "Urgent….Senior security official survives assassination western Mosul," 1/17/13
- "Urgent … Suicide bomber killed on Baghdad-Mosul highway," 7/3/13
- "Western Mosul death toll climbs further to 148 deaths, injuries," 10/6/13
- "Woman, child injured in northern Mosul," 8/23/13
- "Woman killed, 4 IPs wounded in Mosul," 9/21/13
- "Woman killed, her son injured western Mosul," 6/6/13
- "Woman killed southern Mosul," 11/17/13
- "Women killed in Mosul," 8/22/13
- "Women's body found in western Mosul," 5/17/13

Asharq Al-Awsat, “Iraq: Security Road-map’ seeks to halt Al-Qaeda expansion,” 10/23/13

Aswat al-Iraq, "1 civilian killed, 9+ wounded in Mosul," 7/16/13
- "1 gunman killed, another wounded in bomb blast in Mosul," 6/29/13
- "1 military officer killed, 4+ wounded in two incidents in Mosul," 8/10/13
- "1 soldier killed, 2+ wounded in Mosul," 8/12/13
- "1 soldier killed, 3+ wounded south of Mosul," 9/2/13
- "2 cops hit south Mosul city," 3/29/13
- "2 cops killed mid of Mosul," 7/30/13
- "2 cops wounded in attack on State of Law office in Mosul," 2/8/13
- "2 cops wounded south of Mosul," 6/26/13
- "2 gunmen killed for attacking an election center in Mosul," 6/18/13
- "2 soldiers injured east of Mosul," 3/4/13
- "2 soldiers killed, 1 wounded in armed attack north of Mosul," 7/14/13
- "2 soldiers killed, 3+ wounded in Mosul," 9/21/13
- "2 soldiers killed, 5 cops+ wounded in Mosul," 7/14/13
- "2 soldiers killed, 7+ wounded in suicidal explosion north east Mosul," 6/24/13
- "2 soldiers wounded in west Mosul," 6/20/13
- "3 casualties in Mosul," 5/18/13
- "3 cops wounded south of Mosul," 9/18/13
- "3 killed, 30+ wounded in bombed house south of Mosul," 5/26/13
- "3 killed, 37+ injured in Mosul," 7/12/13
- "3 soldiers killed, 4+ wounded south of Mosul," 8/4/13
- "4 civilians killed, 21+ wounded south of Mosul," 6/25/13
- "4 cops killed, 2 wounded in suicidal explosion west Mosul," 7/12/13
- "4 killed, 1 wounded+ in Mosul," 5/21/13
- "4 soldiers hit by west Mosul explosion," 9/18/13
- "5 injured in bombed car explosion in Mosul," 5/16/13
- "5 killed, 6+ wounded in Mosul," 7/8/13
- "5 killed, 8 wounded in suicidal explosion mid of Mosul," 3/19/13
- "5 security elements killed, injured in Mosul," 2/14/13
- "8 cops, 4 gunmen casualties of Mosul clashes," 5/30/13
- “9 casualties in suicidal explosion in Mosul," 3/4/13
- "9 cops killed south of Mosul," 7/24/13
- "9 killed in east of Mosul," 9/27/13
- "12 killed, 17+ wounded in suicidal attack east of Mosul," 7/22/13
- "25 casualties in Mosul explosion," 7/3/13
- "27 casualties in Mosul suicidal attack," 6/8/13
- "Army foils attack on barracks in Mosul," 5/6/13
- "Bomb blast against police commander' convoy south of Mosul," 5/13/13
- "Candidate's son injured in Mosul," 3/19/13
- "Clergyman assassinated in Mosul," 8/14/13
- "Cop killed, five wounded in suicidal explosion south of Mosul," 2/25/13
- "Deputy Ulama Chairman in Mosul killed," 3/21/13
- "Election candidate assassinated in Mosul," 3/12/13
- "Elections candidate wounded in Mosul," 3/20/13
- "Head of Political bloc assassinated with family in Mosul," 6/19/13
- "Intelligence officer killed in Mosul," 2/17/13
- "Intelligence officer killed west Mosul," 2/16/13
- "Local govt. official killed south of Mosul," 7/14/13
- "Local official, 3 persons injured in double attack in Mosul," 3/5/13
- "Military Advisor assassinated in Mosul," 6/2/13
- "Mosque Imam attacked in Mosul," 2/16/13
- "Ninewa Governor escapes assassination attempt," 4/16/13
- "Ninewa Operations Commander escaped assassination," 7/10/13
- "Nujaifi's nephew assassinated in Mosul," 1/2/13
- "Officer killed, 4 cops wounded west of Mosul," 3/13/13
- "One cop killed, 4 wounded in two attacks in Mosul," 2/16/13
- "One officer, 1 soldier, 2 civilians hit in Mosul explosion," 8/12/13
- "One soldier killed, 4 civilians wounded east of Mosul," 3/27/13
- "Parliament speaker's motorcade attacked south of Mosul," 2/10/13
- "Police commander gravely hit in Mosul," 7/19/13
- "Police commander killed in Ninewa," 5/27/13
- "Police director assassinated in Ninewa," 7/27/13
- "Police officer killed, 3+ wounded in Mosul," 5/31/13
- "Soldier killed, 4 wounded in bomb blast east of Mosul," 2/25/13
- "State of Law provincial member shot north of Mosul," 2/5/13
- "Third election candidate assassinated in Mosul," 3/15/13
- "Tribal elder assassinated in Mosul," 2/4/13
- "Two cops killed, 5 wounded+ in Mosul," 4/26/13
- "Turkish Consul in Ninewa escapes assassination," 9/2/13
- "University student killed, 3 civilians wounded in Mosul explosion," 1/8/13

Buratha News, "The death of a teacher and wounding two policemen separate two incidents in Mosul," 11/23/13
- "Killed in clashes during the terrorist attack on the house of one of the terrorists elements of the security forces south of Mosul," 11/23/13

Dunlop, W.G., “Gunmen seize Iraq town as violence kills 128,” Agence France Presse, 4/24/13

Edwards, Kelly, “Prison break and violence levels demand Maliki security response: 2013 Iraq Update #32,” Institute for the Study of War, 8/13/13

Iraq Body Count, “Recent Events”
- “Security Incidents”

Lewis, Jessica, “AQI’s “Soldiers’ Harvest” Campaign,” Institute for the Study of War, 10/9/13

Mandee, Samira Ali, “Emergence of New Militias Threaten the Future of Iraq,” Radio Free Iraq, 9/19/13

Mandi, Samira Ali, “Qaeda earn millions of dollars from extortion,” Radio Free Iraq, 11/1/13

Markey, Patrick and al-Salhy, Suadad, “Iraq on edge after raid fuels deadly Sunni unrest,” Reuters, 4/24/13

National Iraqi News Agency, "2 Brothers killed in eastern Mosul," 10/15/13
- "2 Civilians killed 16 wounded in a car bomb explosion west of Mosul," 8/5/13
- "2 Killed, policeman wounded in 3 attacks in Niniveh," 9/9/13
- "2 Policemen killed, 2 wounded south of Mosul," 8/14/13
- "2 Policemen killed, 7 wounded in the attack against Nijaifi's motorcade south of Mosul," 10/9/13
- "2 Policemen killed, another wounded in Mosul," 5/23/13
- "2 Policemen killed, another wounded south of Mosul," 1/9/13
- "2 Policemen killed in western Mosul," 10/7/13
- "2 Policemen killed, one wounded in Mosul," 2/28/13
- "2 Policemen killed, one wounded in Mosul," 10/22/13
- "2 Policemen killed, one wounded south of Mosul," 7/17/13
- "2 Policemen wounded in Mosul," 1/18/13
- "2 Policemen wounded west of Mosul," 4/2/13
- "2 soldiers, a civilian wounded in Mosul," 1/14/13
- "2 Soldiers, civilian killed, woman wounded in Mosul," 9/22/13
- "2 Soldiers killed, 4 wounded south Mosul," 11/17/13
- "2 Soldiers killed, 5 policemen wounded in Mosul," 8/30/13
- "2 Soldiers killed, 5 policemen wounded in Mosul," 8/30/13
- "2 Soldiers killed, civilian wounded in Mosul," 1/7/13
- "2 Soldiers killed, one wounded west of Mosul," 3/27/13
- "2 Soldiers killed west of Mosul," 1/17/13
- "2 Soldiers killed west of Mosul," 11/19/13
- "2 Suicide attackers driving 2 car bombs killed west of Mosul," 11/3/13
- "3 Brothers wounded in Mosul," 9/1/13
- "3 Policemen killed, 3 civilians wounded in Mosul," 9/27/13
- "3 Policemen killed south of Mosul," 11/12/13
- "/3/ rockets landed in Tall Afar, west of Mosul," 11/21/13
- "/4/ bodies of policemen,found, western Mosul," 7/22/13
- "4 Civilian killed south of Mosul," 4/11/13
- "4 Gunmen killed south of Mosul," 5/22/13
- "4/ policemen injured and /12/ suspected arrested in Mosul," 5/25/13
- "4 Policemen killed in Mosul," 11/1/13
- "4 Policemen wounded, 12 wanted captured in Mosul,"
- "4 Soldiers killed south of Mosul," 8/14/13
- "4 Soldiers, one civilian killed in Mosul," 10/30/13
- "4 Soldiers wounded in south Mosul," 5/18/13
- "5 Persons killed in Mosul," 8/26/13
- "5 persons killed, injured in Nineveh," 8/16/13
- "5 soldiers killed ,south of Mosul," 8/3/13
- "5 Wounded in Mosul," 6/16/13
- "/6/ civilians killed and wounded, west of Mosul," 9/30/13
- "6 Soldiers, policeman, civilian killed, wounded west, south Mosul," 9/26/13
- "7 Civilians wounded in Mosul," 11/21/13
- "7 Killed, wounded in Mosul," 6/26/13
- "8 Killed, wounded in western Mosul," 10/3/13
- "8 policemen killed and wounded in a suicide attack in Mosul," 10/6/13
- "10 Policemen, soldiers wounded in Mosul," 2/21/13
- "10 Soldiers, civilians killed, wounded in explosion of 2 IEDs in Mosul," 9/27/13
- "12 Wounded in Mosul," 4/26/13
- "16 Policemen, civilians killed wounded in 2 explosions in Mosul," 10/31/13
- "Adviser to the governor of Nineveh province governor survives of assassination attempt," 5/9/13
- "Air force brigadier killed in Mosul," 8/28/13
- "Armed group assassinates a civilian in Mosul," 1/2/13
- "An Army officer killed, a body found in Mosul," 9/12/13
- "An Army officer killed, three soldiers wounded in Mosul," 3/21/13
- "An army officer wounded in Mosul," 3/7/13
- "The assassination of one of the olders Albobadran south of Mosul," 8/27/13
- "Assistant Director of Military Intelligence wounded north of Mosul," 9/17/13
- "Assistant Director of Nineveh police intelligence killed south of Mosul," 5/28/13
- "Bodies of 2 policemen, soldier found south of Mosul," 4/12/13
- "Bomb kills three policemen, wounds another in Mosul," 7/6/13
- "Bombing of two others homes south of Mosul policemen," 9/23/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 3 Killed, 5 wounded in Mosul," 3/19/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 3 Killed, 21 wounded in Mosul," 7/17/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 3 Military men killed, wounded in a suicide attack south of Mosul," 5/28/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 3 Soldiers killed in eastern Mosul," 10/8/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 3 Soldiers killed, one wounded in Mosul," 9/26/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 3 Soldiers killed south of Mosul," 8/12/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 3 Soldiers killed west of Mosul," 2/17/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 4 Civilians killed, 16 wounded in eastern Mosul," 11/10/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 4 Civilians killed, 21 wounded in Mosul," 6/24/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 4 Policemen killed in clashes with gunmen in western Mosul," 6/10/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 4 Soldiers wounded south of Mosul," 6/16/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 5 Military men killed, 3 soldiers wounded south of Mosul," 7/31/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 5 Soldiers killed, 4 wounded in Mosul," 2/11/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 10 Wounded in eastern Mosul," 6/18/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 15 Policemen wounded in second car bomb explosion against Federal Police in Mosul," 6/10/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 19 Policemen killed, wounded in corpse bomb explosion south of Mosul," 4/14/13
- "BREAKING NEWS. 25 persons killed and wounded in two explosions southern Mosul," 9/22/13
- "BREAKING NEWS 60 Persons killed, wounded in blowing a restaurant in Mosul," 11/8/13
- "BREAKING NEWS. An army Brigadier killed in Mosul," 3/7/13
- "Breaking News--Captain and two soldiers killed in Mosul," 8/27/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Casualties of eastern Mosul suicide attack increased up to 20 wounded," 6/8/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Civilian wounded in car bomb explosion in Mosul," 4/15/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Commander Personalities' Protection Force in Niniveh escapes assassination attempt," 11/14/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Dawa Party official in Niniveh killed," 6/12/13
- "Breaking News-Gunmen detonate 22 houses for police and Army elements in Mosul," 9/16/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Gunmen execute 7 soldiers, wound another south of Mosul," 9/17/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Head of polling center in Mosul assassinated," 5/9/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Joint Operations Command: Niniveh Operations kills 5 suicide attackers tried to storm the Command's headquarters," 10/24/13
- "BREAKING NEWS. Killing and wounding of /25/ civilian ,east of Mosul," 9/14/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Niniveh Police Commander escapes assassination attempt," 10/2/13
- "Breaking News….Nineveh Police Commander survives assassination," 8/16/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Regiment commander, 2 policemen, 6 civilians wounded in Mosul," 11/5/13
- "BREAKING NEWS. Senior army officer killed in clashes with gunmen in western Mosul," 11/19/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Senior police officer killed, 7 policemen wounded south of Mosul," 9/27/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Senior police officer killed in Mosul," 9/10/13
- "BREAKING NEWS Shammar Tribe Chief assassinated in Mosul," 3/20/13
- "A candidate for Khayr and Aataa Slate killed east of Mosul," 6/12/13
- "Car bomb explodes in Talafar," 3/14/13
- "Car bomb goes off in Mosul injures 8 people," 8/29/13
- "Car bomb kills two soldiers, wounds three in Mosul," 5/16/13
- "Car, driven by a suicide, kills a policeman and three civilians in Mosul," 6/22/13
- "Child killed in firefight in Mosul," 3/4/13
- "Christian killed in Mosul," 6/4/13
- "A civil worker killed in western Mosul," 6/1/13
- "Civilian, child killed in Mosul," 1/28/13
- "Civilian killed, 2 wounded west of Mosul," 6/7/13
- "Civilian killed, 6 wounded in Mosul," 3/7/13
- "A civilian killed and his brother wounded in Mosul," 4/29/13
- "A civilian killed and his brother wounded in Mosul," 5/21/13
- "A civilian killed and his mother wounded south of Mosul," 6/27/13
- "A civilian killed and three policemen wounded in eastern Mosul," 11/19/13
- "Civilian killed, another wounded due to mortar shell in Mosul," 5/20/13
- "Civilian killed, another wounded in Mosul," 6/10/13
- "Civilian killed, another wounded in Mosul," 7/6/13
- "Civilian killed, contractor's house blown in Mosul," 10/31/13
- "A civilian killed ,four others wounded eastern Mosul," 1/8/13
- "A civilian killed ,his wife wounded in attack in Mosul," 1/3/13
- "Civilian killed in Mosul," 4/2/13
- "A Civilian killed in Mosul," 4/6/13
- "Civilian killed in Mosul," 6/14/13
- "Civilian killed in Mosul," 11/1/13
- “A civilian killed inside his shop in Mosul," 9/19/13
- "Civilian killed, nine others wounded in two separate incidents in Mosul," 8/19/13
- "A civilian killed northern Mosul," 3/26/13
- "Civilian killed officer wounded in Mosul," 2/21/13
- "Civilian killed, policeman, civilian wounded in Mosul," 7/15/13
- "Civilian killed, third wounded in Mosul," 6/30/13
- "A civilian killed ,two others wounded in Mosul," 1/17/13
- "Civilian killed, two wounded in Mosul," 7/13/13
- "Civilian killed, woman injured in clashes in Mosul," 5/9/13
- "Civilian killed, woman wounded in Mosul," 5/7/13
- "A civilian of Shabak minority killed in Mosul," 9/14/13
- "Civilian, traffic policeman wounded in Mosul," 3/31/13
- "Colonel Police killed in Mosul," 5/27/13
- "Council Member injured in Mosul," 7/11/13
- "Death of a Board Chairman of a county south of Mosul," 9/13/13
- "Director of Nineveh Electoral Commission survives and member of Board of Commissioners from an assassination attempt north of Mosul," 6/17/13
- "Doctor, Imam assassinated in Mosul," 10/11/13
- "Driver of a member of Nineveh province Council killed," 5/7/13
- "Drug store owner killed in Mosul," 8/18/13
- "Eight policemen killed, wounded in Mosul," 10/3/13
- "Eight soldiers wounded in Mosul," 4/4/13
- "An element of Peshmerga killed in eastern Mosul," 11/21/13
- "Eleven soldiers wounded in Mosul," 6/8/13
- "An employee in IHCE killed in Mosul," 11/3/13
- "An employee killed in Mosul," 1/13/13
- "An employee killed south of Mosul," 5/22/13
- "An explosion in Mosul," 1/7/13
- "An explosion targets the convoy of the former Nineveh Board," 2/4/13
- "A family killed by unidentified gunmen in eastern Mosul," 9/13/13
- "Federal police kill a suicide bomber in Mosul," 5/9/13
- "Federal police kills seven gunmen and arrested seven others in Mosul," 10/8/13
- "Fifth neighborhood Mayor killed in Mosul," 9/29/13
- "Five bodies found in Mosul," 5/12/13
- "Five civilians wounded in an IED explosion in Mosul," 9/1/13
- "Five gunmen killed in clashes with army troops south of Mosul," 11/13/13
- "Five, including two soldiers, wounded in Mosul," 3/4/13
- "Five police killed, four civilians wounded west of Mosul," 9/4/13
- "Five policemen killed and wounded south of Mosul," 1/25/13
- "Five policemen Killed and wounded, west of Mosul," 11/21/13
- "Five soldiers and civilians killed and wounded in Mosul," 8/11/13
- "Five soldiers killed, and 4 people injured, in eastern Mosul," 8/22/13
- "A former army colonel killed southern Mosul," 6/5/13
- "Former army officer and two civilians killed in Mosul," 8/11/13
- "Former police chief of Nineveh survives from an assassination attempt," 6/11/13
- "Former senior officer killed in Mosul," 3/20/13
- "Four civilians and a contractor killed in two incidents in Mosul," 8/5/13
- "Four elements of army, killed southeast of Mosul," 9/11/13
- "Four houses belong to policemen blown up in Mosul," 10/17/13
- "Four houses, belonging to Shabak, blown up in Mosul," 11/14/13
- "Four mortar shells land near Qayyarah refinery in Mosul," 4/6/13
- "Four police and SWAT killed, four wounded in west of Mosul," 7/2/13
- "Four police killed, two civilians wounded in a car bomb in Mosul," 8/7/13
- "Four policemen killed, three civilians wounded in Mosul," 8/25/13
- "Four policemen wounded in Mosul," 5/11/13
- "Four soldiers killed and wounded, eastern Mosul," 11/14/13
- "Four soldiers killed in Mosul," 8/4/13
- "Four soldiers killed, two others wounded in Mosul," 10/7/13
- "Generator owner killed, his brother wounded in western Mosul," 10/22/13
- "Girl killed, 8 civilians wounded in Mosul," 7/31/13
- "Governor of Niniveh escapes assassination attempt," 6/1/13
- "A gunman killed north of Mosul," 5/9/13
- "Gunmen assassinate a Christian woman in Mosul," 10/29/13
- "Gunmen assassinate a contractor in Mosul," 7/10/13
- "Gunmen assassinate a contractor, injure his sister in Mosul," 7/6/13
- "Gunmen assassinate a former Army officer in Mosul," 10/1/13
- "Gunmen assassinate a gold shop owner in central Mosul," 10/26/13
- "Gunmen assassinate (Mokhtar) in Mosul," 3/24/13
- "Gunmen assassinate (Mukhtar) in Mosul," 7/24/13
- "Gunmen assassinate two Shabak civilians in Mosul," 9/25/13
- "Gunmen assassinate two workers in Mosul," 10/27/13
- "Gunmen assassinated two civilians north of Mosul," 11/7/13
- "Gunmen blow up 2 houses for Shabak minority in Mosul," 10/1/13
- "Gunmen blow up 6 houses south of Mosul," 8/12/13
- "Gunmen blow up house of MP west of Mosul," 9/21/13
- "Gunmen blow up houses of a tribal Sheikh and a Colonel rank police officer in Nineveh," 11/8/13
- "Gunmen blow up the house of former governor of Nineveh west of Mosul," 8/7/13
- "Gunmen blow up the house of a candidate for elections in Mosul," 5/29/13
- "Gunmen injure two policemen in Mosul," 4/4/13
- "Gunmen kill a civilian and his daughter in Mosul," 3/17/13
- "Gunmen kill a civilian in Mosul," 3/31/13
- "Gunmen kill a civilian in Mosul," 5/19/13
- "Gunmen kill a civilian in Mosul," 6/29/13
- "Gunmen kill a civilian in Mosul," 7/4/13
- "Gunmen kill a civilian in Mosul," 9/15/13
- "Gunmen kill a contractor in Mosul," 1/31/13
- "Gunmen kill a contractor in Mosul," 2/6/13
- "Gunmen kill a Kurdish man in Mosul," 2/14/13
- "Gunmen kill a lawyer in Mosul," 10/19/13
- "Gunmen kill a man and his wife from Shabak minority in Mosul," 10/3/13
- "Gunmen kill a man and wound his wife in Mosul," 4/15/13
- "Gunmen kill a policeman in Mosul," 4/7/13
- "Gunmen kill a policeman, wound his wife in Mosul," 5/25/13
- "Gunmen kill a soldier in Mosul," 1/7/13
- "Gunmen kill a soldier in Mosul," 6/30/13
- "Gunmen kill four officers in Mosul," 11/4/13
- "Gunmen kill lieutenant colonel in Nineveh," 8/27/13
- "Gunmen kill local mayor, an IED injures two officers in Mosul," 9/29/13
- "Gunmen kill Mukhtar (mayor) in Mosul," 6/24/13
- "Gunmen kill the spokesman of Nineveh's governor," 10/8/13
- "Gunmen kill two brothers in Mosul," 10/30/13
- "Gunmen kill two brothers in Mosul," 11/3/13
- "Gunmen kill two soldiers in Mosul," 4/14/13
- "Gunmen kill two soldiers in Mosul," 11/16/13
- "Gunmen kill two Yezidis women and a young man in Mosul," 10/18/13
- "Gunmen overrun checkpoint north of Mosul," 4/25/13
- "Gunmen, security forces clash in Mosul," 4/24/13
- "Gunmen, tried to attack checkpoint in Mosul, arrested," 9/14/13
- "Head of Nineveh province council escapes an assassination attempt," 5/20/13
- "Health center's Director killed in Mosul," 9/2/13
- "IED explode in Mosul," 6/2/13
- "IED explodes inside soft drinks shop in Mosul," 8/12/13
- "An IED, targeting army, injures two soldiers in Mosul," 5/20/13
- "Including a child, two civilians wounded in Mosul," 1/10/13
- "Intelligence element killed north of Mosul," 3/19/13
- "Intelligence officer survives from an assassination attempt south of Mosul," 6/5/13
- "Interior Ministry: Police in Mosul repel attack on checkpoint," 3/5/13
- "Killing and injuring of 6 people in Mosul," 8/21/13
- "killing and wounding //8 people, including two soldiers ,east of Mosul," 7/15/13
- "Killing and wounding of seven policemen in northern Mosul," 1/7/13
- "killing and wounding people, eight people including /4/ of Peshmerga north of Mosul," 9/9/13
- "Killing and wounding seven soldiers and civilians in Mosul," 8/2/13
- "Killing and wounding six soldiers and civilians in second bombing in Mosul," 11/7/13
- "Killing one soldier and wounding two, west of Mosul," 5/1/13
- "A leading member of Sahwah killed in Nineveh," 8/30/13
- "Man, his wife killed in Mosul," 2/21/13
- "Masar Channel correspondent in Mosul wounded," 10/27/13
- "Mayor of Shabak's village killed southeastern Mosul," 11/22/13
- "Militants blow up the house of the former governor of Nineveh," 9/5/13
- "Military officer killed in Mosul," 6/15/13
- "Moahidoon slate nominee killed in Mosul," 5/1/13
- "Mortar shells hit the headquarters of an army regiment in Mosul," 4/24/13
- "Mosque Imam killed in Mosul," 5/23/13
- "Mosque's Imam assassinated in Mosul," 8/16/13
- "Mosul district council escapes an assassination attempt in Mosul," 8/8/13
- "Mukhtar killed in Mosul," 2/9/13
- "Municipal election candidate killed west of Mosul," 3/11/13
- "Nine, including security elements and a gunmen, killed and wounded in Mosul," 9/16/13
- "Nineveh governor escapes an assassination attempt," 6/26/13
- "Nineveh Police: explosions, took place today, aim to prevent people from voting," 6/20/13
- "Noncommissioned officer killed south of Mosul," 1/21/13
- "An officer and /4/ policemen killed, west of Mosul," 5/28/13
- "Officer and soldier killed, south of Mosul," 11/20/13
- "An officer killed and a policeman wounded in Mosul," 5/31/13
- "An officer killed and two policemen wounded south of Mosul," 4/4/13
- "An officer killed , western Mosul," 7/23/13
- "Official staff member killed east of Mosul," 6/3/13
- "One civilian killed, three others wounded in two incidents in Mosul," 2/24/13
- "One civilian killed, two children wounded in Mosul," 5/19/13
- "One FPS injured in Mosul," 5/12/13
- "One killed, four wounded from Shabak minority, in Mosul," 8/28/13
- "One soldier killed, another wounded in clashes with gunmen in Mosul," 4/22/13
- "One soldier killed, two others wounded in Mosul," 5/18/13
- "One woman killed, 22 persons wounded in car bomb explosion eastern Mosul," 7/20/13
- "Peshmerga member killed in Mosul," 4/2/13
- "Police captain and his son injured in Mosul," 8/17/13
- "Police in Mosul killed 2 gunmen who assassinated mosque's imam, preacher," 11/21/13
- "Police kills a suicide bomber in Mosul," 10/3/13
- "Police officer, 2 policemen killed south of Mosul," 10/15/13
- "Police officer assassinated south of Mosul," 7/26/13
- "Police officer killed, 5 persons wounded south Mosul," 11/22/13
- "A police officer killed and a woman and wounding in Mosul," 9/7/13
- "Police officer killed, five people wounded in two separate incidents in Mosul," 10/30/13
- "Police officer killed west of Mosul," 1/16/13
- "A policeman and a civilian killed in separate incidents in Mosul," 5/30/13
- "A policeman and three civilians killed in Mosul," 8/29/13
- "Policeman, civilian killed in Mosul," 8/19/13
- "Policeman, civilian killed in Mosul," 9/15/13
- "Policeman killed, 2 wounded in Mosul," 3/26/13
- "Policeman killed, 3 civilian wounded in Mosul," 1/2/13
- "Policeman killed, 3 wounded in Mosul," 5/3/13
- "Policeman killed, 4 wounded in Mosul," 4/2/13
- "A policeman killed, an officer wounded west of Mosul," 3/16/13
- "A policeman killed and /4/ other person wounded in Tal Afar, west of Mosul," 8/22/13
- "A policeman killed and his brother wounded south of Mosul," 8/16/13
- "A policeman killed and his brother wounded west of Mosul," 6/4/13
- "A policeman killed another one wounded in western Mosul," 7/20/13
- "A policeman killed, another one wounded south of Mosul," 11/23/13
- "A policeman killed, another wounded in Mosul," 1/30/13
- "A policeman killed, another wounded in Mosul," 1/10/13
- "Policeman killed, another wounded in Mosul," 5/5/13
- "Policeman killed, another wounded in northern Mosul," 6/1/13
- "Policemen killed, another wounded in shooting at Mosul," 6/10/13
- "Policeman killed, another wounded in western Mosul," 7/20/13
- "Policeman killed, his brother wounded in Mosul," 4/16/13
- "A policeman killed in central Mosul," 5/18/13
- "Policeman killed in Mosul," 3/28/13
- "Policeman killed in Mosul," 4/10/13
- "Policeman killed in Mosul," 5/7/13
- "Policeman killed in Mosul," 5/8/13
- "Policeman killed in Mosul," 6/8/13
- "Policeman killed in Mosul," 7/11/13
- "Policeman killed in Mosul," 9/1/13
- "Policeman killed in Mosul," 9/30/13
- "Policeman killed south of Mosul," 2/24/13
- "Policeman killed, three injured in Mosul," 11/18/13
- "Policeman killed, two civilians wounded in clashes in south of Mosul," 2/2/13
- "Policeman killed, two others and a civilian wounded in Mosul," 5/27/13
- "Policeman killed, two others wounded in Mosul," 2/20/13
- "Policeman killed, two others wounded in Mosul," 3/19/13
- "Policeman's son killed, his wife injured in Mosul," 11/14/13
- "Senior Army officer injured in Mosul," 9/29/13
- "Senior Intelligence officer escapes assassination attempt in Mosul," 9/16/13
-  “Senior police officer, 11 police wounded in Mosul," 11/18/13
- "Senior police officer escapes an assassination attempt in Mosul," 4/7/13
- "Seven police killed, wounded in Mosul," 9/28/13
- "Seven terrorists, including a Chechen, killed in Mosul," 10/12/13
- "Six policemen and eight civilians wounded in Mosul," 8/24/13
- "A soldier and a policeman killed 2/ others wounded in Mosul," 10/30/13
- "A soldier and a policeman killed in Mosul," 7/15/13
- "Soldier and a policeman killed, three policemen wounded in two separate incidents in Nineveh," 3/18/13
- "Soldier, civilian killed in two separate incidents in Mosul," 4/28/13
- "Soldier killed, 2 soldiers, 2 policemen wounded in Mosul," 3/1/13
- "Soldier killed, an officer wounded in Mosul," 5/26/13
- "A soldier killed and a civilian wounded in western Mosul," 5/21/13
- "A soldier killed and two paramedics wounded, southern Mosul," 7/24/13
- "Soldier killed, another wounded in Mosul," 2/13/13
- "Soldier killed, another wounded in Mosul," 2/19/13
- "Soldier killed, another wounded in Mosul," 7/8/13
- "Soldier killed, eight wanted men arrested in Mosul," 2/26/13
- "Soldier killed, five wanted men arrested in Mosul," 3/25/13
- "Soldier killed, his wife wounded in Mosul," 3/7/13
- "A soldier killed ,his wife wounded, west of Mosul," 11/11/13
- "Soldier killed in Mosul," 1/8/13
- "Soldier killed in Mosul," 1/13/13
- "Soldier killed in Mosul," 4/29/13
- "Soldier killed, officer wounded in Mosul," 2/6/13
- "Soldier killed, officer wounded in Mosul," 9/30/13
- "Soldier killed, seven police and army wounded in separate incidents in Mosul," 11/2/13
- "Soldier killed, three others wounded in Mosul," 6/6/13
- "Soldier killed, two others and a civilian wounded in Mosul," 3/4/13
- "Soldier killed, two others wounded in Mosul," 6/23/13
- "Soldier killed, two others wounded in Mosul," 7/16/13
- "Soldier, policeman killed in Mosul," 8/31/13
- "Son of Former chief police of Nineveh killed," 3/2/13
- "Spokesman for the governor of Nineveh province assassinated in Mosul," 7/7/13
- "Staff member killed in western Mosul," 5/6/13
- "Suicide attacker killed, 6 gunmen captured in Mosul," 8/23/13
- "Suicide attacker killed in Mosul," 10/2/13
- "Taxi driver killed in Mosul," 2/12/13
- "Taxi driver wounded in western Mosul," 3/16/13
- "Teacher assassinated in Mosul," 5/11/13
- "Three civilian, including a woman, killed in Mosul," 10/20/13
- "Three civilians killed in central Mosul," 6/29/13
- "Three civilians wounded in Mosul," 1/27/13
- "Three civilians wounded in Mosul," 5/30/13
- "Three civilians wounded western Mosul," 7/20/13
- "Three employees killed, fourth wounded in Mosul," 11/4/13
- "Three of army elements injured south of Mosul," 4/30/13
- "Three, of the same family, injured in Mosul," 3/16/13
- "Three police killed, two civilians wounded," 7/22/13
- "Three police killed, two civilians wounded in IED's explosion in Mosul," 8/17/13
- "Three police killed, two wounded in Mosul," 11/13/13
- "Three policemen, contractor killed, another police injured in Mosul," 10/22/13
- "Three policemen, eight wounded in Mosul," 5/30/13
- "Three policemen, including two officers, wounded in Mosul," 4/15/13
- "Three policemen injured in Mosul," 4/18/13
- "Three policemen killed and two others wounded , western Mosul," 10/26/13
- "Three policemen killed, five wounded in Mosul," 6/16/13
- "Three policemen killed, two including a captain wounded in Mosul," 9/25/13
- "Three policemen wounded in Mosul," 1/21/13
- "Three policemen wounded in Mosul," 6/11/13
- "Three policemen wounded in Mosul," 6/13/13
- "Three (Shabaks) killed in Mosul," 8/19/13
- "Three soldiers, a civilian killed and a woman and another civilian wounded," 11/7/13
- "Three soldiers and a policeman wounded in two separate incidents in Mosul," 11/14/13
- "Three soldiers killed and two civilians injured in eastern Mosul," 7/29/13
- "Three soldiers killed, another wounded in Mosul," 9/1/13
- "Three soldiers killed, four bridges closed, a curfew imposed in some areas of Mosul," 10/27/13
- "Three soldiers killed in Mosul," 3/16/13
- "Three soldiers killed, one wounded in Mosul," 7/7/13
- "Three soldiers killed, two civilians wounded in Mosul," 7/20/13
- "Three soldiers killed, two wounded in Mosul," 10/29/13
- "Three soldiers, three police and a civilian wounded in two incidents in Mosul," 7/22/13
- "Three soldiers wounded in Mosul," 4/22/13
- "Three soldiers wounded in Mosul," 6/20/13
- "Three soldiers wounded northwest of Mosul," 7/29/13
- "Traffic policeman killed in Mosul," 4/3/13
- "Two Army officers killed, three soldiers wounded in Mosul," 6/11/13
- "Two civilians, a policeman killed due to clashes in Mosul," 10/5/13
- "Two civilians and a soldier wounded north of Mosul," 9/7/13
- "Two civilians injured , eastern Mosul," 7/2/13
- "Two civilians killed, a policeman wounded in Mosul," 7/2/13
- "Two civilians killed, a woman injured in Mosul," 3/24/13
- "Two civilians killed and two soldiers wounded, eastern Mosul," 10/19/13
- "Two civilians killed, another wounded in Mosul," 8/15/13
- "Two civilians killed, south of Mosul," 9/9/13
- "Two civilians killed, three others wounded in Mosul," 7/24/13
- "Two civilians wounded in a car bomb explosion in Mosul," 6/5/13
- "Two gunmen killed in Mosul," 7/25/13
- "Two Judge's bodyguards killed in Mosul," 8/3/13
- "Two killed, four injured in Mosul," 5/6/13
- "Two local officials escape assassination attempt in Mosul," 11/4/13
- "Two members of facilities Protection assassinated in Mosul," 11/19/13
- "Two members of protection of the Seventh Regiment Commander killed and three
-  "Two (Muhktars) killed in Mosul," 9/29/13
- "Two people killed in two separate incident in Mosul," 9/11/13
- "Two police killed, a third wounded in Mosul," 9/16/13
- "Two police killed, another wounded in Mosul," 7/14/13
- "Two police killed in Mosul," 7/7/13
- "Two police killed in Mosul," 7/27/13
- "Two policemen, a civilian killed in Mosul," 1/5/13
- "Two policemen and 4 civilians wounded south of Mosul," 3/28/13
- "Two policemen and a civilian killed in an armed attack south of Mosul," 2/22/13
- "Two policemen and a civilian killed west of Mosul," 5/1/13
- "Two policemen killed, a woman wounded in Mosul," 5/4/13
- "Two policemen killed, a civilian wounded in Mosul," 6/3/13
- "Two policemen killed, a third one wounded ,eastern and central Mosul," 11/13/13
- "Two policemen killed an armed attack west of Mosul," 3/11/13
- "Two policemen killed, an officer wounded in Mosul," 4/3/13
- "Two policemen killed and /2/ others wounded south of Mosul," 4/10/13
- "Two policemen killed and a civilian wounded west of Mosul," 4/8/13
- "Two policemen killed in Mosul," 2/23/13
- "Two policemen killed in Mosul," 4/30/13
- "Two policemen killed in two separate incidents in Mosul," 8/20/13
- "Two policemen killed, third wounded in Mosul," 6/5/13
- "Two policemen killed west of Mosul," 1/23/13
- "Two policemen killed west of Mosul," 3/15/13
- "Two policemen killed western Mosul," 1/8/13
- "Two soldiers, a mayor killed, another soldier injured in two separate incidents in Mosul," 9/29/13
- "Two soldiers killed, a civilian injured in Mosul," 10/3/13
- "Two soldiers killed , a third wounded north of Mosul," 5/14/13
- "Two soldiers killed and a civilian wounded south of Mosul," 6/15/13
- "Two soldiers killed another one wounded in eastern Mosul," 3/7/13
- "Two soldiers killed, another wounded in Nineveh province," 3/18/13
- "Two soldiers killed due to armed clashes in Mosul," 6/27/13
- "Two soldiers killed, four civilians wounded in Mosul," 8/21/13
- "Two soldiers killed, four others wounded in Mosul," 11/7/13
- "Two soldiers killed in clashes Mosul," 4/29/13
- "Two soldiers killed in Mosul," 1/2/13
- "Two soldiers killed in Mosul," 2/11/13
- "Two soldiers killed in Mosul," 9/23/13
- "Two soldiers killed in Mosul," 10/23/13
- "Two soldiers killed, three others wounded in Mosul," 10/5/13
- "Two soldiers killed, two others wounded in Mosul," 1/30/13
- "Two soldiers killed, two others wounded in Mosul," 7/9/13
- "Two soldiers, two police killed, another soldier and four civilians wounded in Mosul," 10/20/13
- "Two soldiers wounded in clashes with gunmen in Mosul," 6/4/13
- "Two soldiers wounded in Mosul," 5/12/13
- "Two soldiers wounded north of Mosul," 5/16/13
- "Two soldiers wounded west of Mosul," 2/15/13
- "Two soldiers wounded ,west of Mosul," 7/4/13
- "Three policemen killed in Mosul," 3/23/13
- "Three women killed in Mosul," 7/9/13
- “UN envoy expresses its grave concern for the sectarian displacement in Iraq,” 9/19/13
- "Unidentified gunmen raid a village and killed two policemen in western Mosul," 11/2/13
- "Unit commander in Niniveh's Badush Prison assassinated," 4/1/13
- "Urgent…Gunmen attack Mowselya TV in Mosul, kill three soldiers," 10/10/13
- "Urgent…Gunmen blow up commercial Mall in Mosul," 10/23/13
- "Urgent…More than 70 people from Shabak minority killed, wounded in a suicide bombing a Mosul," 10/17/13
- "Victims of Mosul's bombing up to 14 dead, 30 wounded," 10/27/13
- "A woman killed and /6/ people wounded, western Mosul," 11/15/13
- "Woman killed in Mosul," 7/9/13
- "Young girl killed, 8 family members wounded north of Mosul," 11/19/13

Niqash, “making themselves at home: al qaeda ups mafia-style extortion in mosul,” 11/7/13

Al-Qaisi, Mohammed, “Iraqi forces launch operation in response to recent attacks,” Al-Shorfa, 5/31/13

Radio Nawa, "The end of the outcome of the bombing of Tal Afar, when four people dead and 19 injured," 11/23/13

Al Rayy, “The arrest of the “biggest” financiers “Al Qaeda” in Mosul,” 11/23/13
- "Editing hijacker minutes after he was kidnapped west of Mosul," 11/23/13
- "Wounding six people, including two policemen in central Mosul blast," 11/21/13

Sabah, Mohammad, “Mosul deputies: Nineveh become under control of insurgents and gunmen moving openly,” Al-Mada, 11/2/13

Sadah, Ali Abel, “Iraq Moves Troops To Syrian Border,” Al-Monitor, 6/18/13

Schreck, Adam and Salaheddin, Sinan, “Iraq fears rise as clashes spread to northern city,” Associated Press, 4/25/13

Shafaq News, “Nujaifi announce the involvement of militias in killing leaders of sit-ins,” 8/29/13
- “Source: Al-Qaeda steals oil derivatives at night,” 2/23/13

Al-Shamar, Salah, “Iraq masses troops on border with Syria to guard elections in two provinces,” Azzaman, 6/16/13

Wicken, Stephen, and Lewis, Jessica, “From Protest Movements to Armed Resistance: 2013 Iraq Update #24,” Institute for the Study of War, 6/14/13

Yacoub, Sameer and Schreck, Adam, “In Northern Iraqi City, Al-Qaeda Gathers Strength,” Associated Press, 6/20/13

Zebari, Abdel Hamid, “Erbil Sends Forces to Outskirts Of Kirkuk, Enraging Baghdad,” Al-Monitor, 4/29/13

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