Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Heavy Fighting Continues In Iraq’s Anbar And Salahaddin


Most of the violence in Iraq for the fourth week of October 2015 was concentrated in just three central provinces. Three-quarters of all attacks took place in Anbar, Salahaddin and Baghdad. In the first two the government had major offensives going on, and Baghdad remains a prime target of the Islamic State.

There were 131 security incidents reported in Iraq from October 22-28. There were 40 in Baghdad, 39 in Salahaddin, 20 in Anbar, 11 in Ninewa, 9 in Diyala, and 5 each in Kirkuk and Babil. The number of attacks has been at the same level since May when there were an average of 19.3 per day compared to 18.6 from October 1-28. While media coverage of attacks often goes up and down they are probably the best measure for the security situation in Iraq right now, as so many casualties are now being kept secret by the authorities.

During the week there were 216 deaths and 366 wounded. 12 Peshmerga, 44 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), 47 Hashd al-Shaabi, and 112 civilians died and 10 Peshmerga, 35 ISF, 74 Hashd, and 247 civilians were injured. One U.S. soldier was also killed during a raid in Kirkuk. Broken down by province there were 63 fatalities in Ninewa, 56 in Baghdad, 50 in Anbar, 34 in Salahaddin, 8 in Diyala, 4 in Babil, and 1 in Kirkuk.

Violence In Iraq By Week 2015
Date
Incidents
Dead
Wounded
Jan 1-7
205
466
464
Jan 8-14
177
733
518
Jan 15-21
193
403
528
Jan 22-28
197
492
899
Jan 29-31
91
306
568
JAN
862
2,400
2,977
Feb 1-7
159
408
688
Feb 8-14
178
443
566
Feb 15-21
175
592
383
Feb 22-28
178
391
730
FEB
690
1,834
2,367
Mar 1-7
186
373
595
Mar 8-14
156
398
656
Mar 15-21
170
1,304
505
Mar 22-28
186
273
406
Mar 29-31
76
205
219
MAR
775
2,553 + 4
2,381 + 150
Apr 1-7
130
218
422
Apr 8-14
140
674
531
Apr 15-21
175
729
717
Apr 22-28
167
497
483
Apr 29-30
51
162 + 7
182 + 299
APR
662
2,287
2,335
May 1-7
159
627
450
May 8-14
161
420
549
May 15-21
127
963
387
May 22-28
114
341 + 1,499
348
May 29-31
38
66
164 + 646
MAY
599
2,417 + 1,499
1,898 + 646
Jun 1-7
133
431
476
Jun 8-14
126
522 + 405
394
Jun 15-21
141
365
373
Jun 22-28
162
306
474
Jun 29-30
61
122
189
JUN
623
1,804
2,012
Jul 1-7
161
435
719
Jul 8-14
140
384
570
Jul 15-21
109
359
597 + 4,024
Jul 22-28
145
527
590
Jul 29-31
53
193 + 260
203
JUL
608
2,166
3,079 + 4,024
Aug 1-7
154
650 + 760
298
Aug 8-14
133
756
640
Aug 15-21
135
345
354
Aug 22-28
136
342
296
Aug 29-31
59
112 + 5
169
AUG
617
2,205 + 760
1,757
Sep 1-7
139
285
352
Sep 8-14
144
368
394
Sep 15-21
123
323
488
Sep 22-28
128
190
258
Sep 29-30
39
106 + 19
147 + 8
SEP
573
1,291 + 314
1,647 + 3,003
Oct 1-7
105
292
398
Oct 8-14
145
254
389
Oct 15-21
142
208
279
Oct 22-28
131
216
366

Security by Province Oct 2015
Provinces
Oct 1-7
Oct 8-14
Anbar
12 Incidents
72 Killed: 2 ISF, 70 Civilians
3 Wounded: 3 ISF
4 Shootings
2 IEDs
1 Suicide Bomber Killed
1 Suicide Car Bomb Destroyed
10 Car Bombs Destroyed
19 Incidents
26 Killed: 1 Hashd, 3 ISF, 22 Civilians
28 Wounded: 3 Hashd, 12 Civilians, 13 ISF
5 Shootings
4 IEDs
2 Mortars
1 Artillery
16 Suicide Car Bombs Destroyed
10 Car Bombs Destroyed
Babil
7 Incidents
4 Killed: 1 ISF, 3 Civilians
26 Wounded: 4 ISF, 22 Civilians
5 IEDs
6 Incidents
7 Killed: 2 ISF, 5 Civilians
36 Wounded: 5 ISF, 31 Civilians
1 Shooting
4 IEDs
1 Car Bomb
1 Grenade
Baghdad
48 Incidents
94 Killed: 4 ISF, 90 Civilians
241 Wounded: 13 ISF, 228 Civilians
13 Shootings
24 IEDs
3 Sticky Bombs
24 IEDs
3 Sticky Bombs
2 Suicide Car Bombs
2 Car Bombs
1 Suicide Bomber Killed
58 Incidents
69 Killed: 1 ISF, 1 Hashd, 2 Sahwa, 65 Civilians
196 Wounded: 3 Hashd, 3 Sahwa, 5 ISF, 185 Civilians
16 Shootings
28 IEDs
8 Sticky Bombs
1 Grenade
1 Stabbing
1 Rockets
Basra
3 Incidents
11 Killed: 11 Civilians
30 Wounded: 30 Civilians
1 Shooting
1 Sound Bomb
1 Car Bomb
1 Incident
1 Sticky Bomb
Diyala
4 Incidents
40 Killed: 40 Civilians
75 Wounded: 75 Civilians
1 Shooting
1 Car Bomb
1 Car Bomb Destroyed
8 Incidents
38 Killed: 1 ISF, 1 Hashd, 36 Civilians
58 Wounded: 58 Civilians
2 IEDs
4 Mortars
1 Car Bomb Destroyed
Kirkuk
13 Incidents
10 Killed: 10 Civilians
16 Wounded: 2 Peshmerga, 14 Civilians
5 Shootings
4 IEDs
2 Rockets
4 Incidents
12 Killed: 2 ISF, 10 Civilians
1 Shooting
1 IED
KRG
-
2 Incidents
35 Killed: 35 PKK
2 Turkish Air Strikes
Maysan
-
1 Incident
1 Killed: 1 Civilian
1 Shooting
Ninewa
6 Incidents
49 Killed: 7 Peshmerga, 42 Civilians
3 Shootings
9 Incidents
39 Killed: 4 Peshmerga, 35 Civilians
1 Wounded: 1 Peshmerga
6 Shootings
Qadisiyah
-
1 Incident
1 Killed: 1 Civilian
1 Sticky Bomb
Salahaddin
12 Incidents
11 Killed: 1 ISF, 10 Civilians
7 Wounded: 1 Civilian, 6 ISF
7 Shootings
2 IEDs
1 Mortar
35 Incidents
26 Killed: 6 ISF, 8 Hashd, 12 Civilians
69 Wounded: 13 Hashd, 22 Civilians, 34 ISF
10 Shootings
11 IEDs
1 Suicide Bomber
5 Suicide Car Bombs
11 Suicide Car Bombs Destroyed
7 Car Bombs Destroyed

Provinces
Oct 15-21
Oct 22-28
Anbar
28 Incidents
12 Killed: 3 Civilians, 3 Hashd, 6 ISF
8 Wounded: 3 Hashd, 5 Civilians
5 Shootings
1 Mortar
1 Rockets
2 Car Bombs
14 Suicide Bombers Killed
7 Suicide Car Bombs Destroyed
23 Car Bombs Destroyed
21 Incidents
50 Killed: 1 Civilian, 6 ISF, 43 Hashd
52 Wounded: 3 ISF, 6 Civilians, 43 Hashd
9 Shootings
3 Suicide Car Bombs
1 Mortar
20 Suicide Bombers Killed
2 Suicide Car Bombs Destroyed
22 Car Bombs Destroyed
Babil
9 Incidents
9 Killed: 3 ISF, 6 Civilians
35 Wounded: 14 ISF, 21 Civilians
1 Shooting
6 IEDs
2 Car Bombs
1 Car Bomb Destroyed
5 Incidents
4 Killed: 1 Civilian, 3 ISF
18 Wounded: 3 Hashd, 6 Civilians, 9 ISF
1 Shooting
5 IEDs
Baghdad
50 Incidents
48 Killed: 2 Sahwa, 46 Civilians
149 Wounded: 4 Sahwa, 145 Civilians
10 Shootings
29 IEDs
4 Sticky Bombs
1 Grenade
1 Mortar
1 Car Bomb Destroyed
41 Incidents
56 Killed: 1 Hashd, 3 ISF, 52 Civilians
169 Wounded 3 Hashd, 10 ISF, 156 Civilians
7 Shootings
20 IEDs
4 Sticky Bombs
2 Suicide Bombers
1 Grenade
2 Stabbings
1 Suicide Car Bomb Destroyed
Basra
1 Incident
1 IED
-
Diyala
18 Incidents
16 Killed: 1 ISF, 15 Civilians
21 Wounded: 21 Civilians
3 Shootings
6 IEDs
1 Sticky Bomb
5 Mortars
9 Incidents
8 Killed: 2 Hashd, 6 Civilians
10 Wounded: 1 Hashd, 9 Civilians
3 Shootings
2 IEDs
3 Mortars
Kirkuk
9 Incidents
24 Killed: 1 ISF, 1 Hashd, 22 Civilians
1 Wounded: 1 Peshmerga
3 Shootings
2 IEDs
1 Mine
5 Incidents
1 Killed: 1 U.S. Soldier
1 Wounded: 1 Civilian
2 Shootings
Ninewa
4 Incidents
15 Killed: 5 Civilians, 10 ISF
2 Shootings
11 IEDs
11 Incidents
63 Killed: 8 ISF, 12 Peshmerga, 43 Civilians
10 Wounded: 10 Peshmerga
3 Shootings
1 RPG
1 Grenade
2 Rockets
Salahaddin
23 Incidents
84 Killed: 1 ISF, 18 Hashd, 65 Civilians
65 Wounded: 3 ISF, 25 Civilians, 37 Hashd
6 Shootings
5 IEDs
1 Sticky Bomb
1 Mortar
4 Suicide Bombers Killed
3 Suicide Motorcycle Bombers Killed
1 Suicide Car Bomb Destroyed
10 Car Bombs Destroyed
39 Incidents
34 Killed: 1 Hashd, 9 Civilians, 24 ISF
106 Wounded: 13 ISF, 24 Hashd, 69 Civilians
10 Shootings
10 IEDs
1 Sticky Bomb
1 Suicide Bomber
3 Suicide Car Bombs
2 Car Bombs
3 Mortars
1 Rockets
4 Suicide Bombers Killed
5 Suicide Car Bombs Destroyed
21 Car Bombs Destroyed


In Anbar there were fewer advances announced by the joint forces than previous weeks. There was a second operation in Albu Gleb outside Ramadi after it was cleared at the start of the month. Baghdadi in western Anbar was declared secured finally after several sweeps through the area, and there was another operation in Husaiba to the east of Ramadi. Finally a halt to take back Garma was announced on October 25. The government has been struggling to capture the city in western Anbar since March. The Islamic State’s main response to these offensives has been to unleash a huge number of suicide and car bombs. During the week 20 suicide bombers were killed, and 25 car bombs destroyed. Three truck bombs did hit the joint forces.

History of Security Operations Oct 22-28, 2015 Since Start Of Anbar Offensive In July
Albu Gleb
Baghdadi
Garma
Husaiba
Oct 7 Cleared
Jul 30 Operation
Jul 13 West cleared
Jul 13 Center cleared
Oct 8 Operation
Aug 24 Operation
Jul 22 Cleared
Jul 18 Center reached
Oct 23 Operation
Sep 25 Operation
Aug 11 70% of District cleared
Jul 19 Cleared

Oct 1 Operation
Aug 29 Operation
Jul 20 Center cleared

Oct 16 East cleared
Sep 26 Operation
Jul 27 Center cleared

Oct 27 Cleared
Oct 18 Central operation
Jul 29 Operation


Oct 19 35% central Garma cleared
Aug 16 Operation


Oct 25 Operation stopped
Aug 17 Cleared



Aug 31 Operation



Sep 10 Operation



Sep 13 Center cleared



Sep 15 Operation



Oct 27 Operation

For the second week in a row southern Baghdad had the most security incidents. There were 14 there, 11 in the East, 9 in the north, and 7 in the west. Also for another week there were no car bombings in the province, although one was destroyed in the west. Baghdad has been a favorite target of the Islamic State, but added security for the Ashura ceremonies might have been a deterrent. At the same time, that wasn’t enough to stop 2 suicide bombers, 4 sticky bombs, and 20 IEDs from exploding.

Violence In Baghdad Oct 22-28, 2015
East: 11 – 1 Kidnapping, 1 Stabbing, 3 Robberies, 3 Shootings, 3 IEDs
North: 7 – 1 Grenade, 2 Sticky Bombs, 2 IEDs, 2 Suicide Bombers
Outer North: 2 – 1 Shooting, 1 IED
South: 8: 1 Sticky Bomb, 2 Shootings, 5 IEDs
Outer South: 6 – 1 Stabbing, 5 IEDs
West: 6 – 1 Suicide Car Bomb Destroyed, 1 Kidnapping, 1 Sticky Bomb, 3 IEDs
Outer West: 1 – 1 IED

In Diyala, IS continued to rain down mortars on Abu Saida and Mukhisa. This indirect fire began last week and continued into the fourth week of October. There were three such attacks during the week.

The Islamic State executed 51 people in Mosul, Hamam al-Aleel and Qayara in Ninewa. That included a professor, five sheikhs, and 8 policemen. The group also fired rockets onto Peshmerga positions killing 12 and wounding 10, and made two forays into Sinjar that were turned back.

In Salahaddin the joint forces were still mopping up in Baiji and the areas immediately north of there. The thermal power plant in Baiji was cleared on October 25, as well as Fatah and the Makhoul Mountains. Fatah has actually been fought over since the start of the year in earlier operations to clear Baiji. Like in Anbar IS has launched a wave of suicide and car bombs to stave off the government’s forces. There were 5 suicide bombers, four of which were killed, and 31 car bombs, 25 of which were destroyed.

There have been 20 straight days of vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) from October 9 to October 28. During the fourth week only 8 out of 59 car bombs reached their targets but took a heavy toll of 53 people killed and 129 wounded. All of those successful bombings took place in Anbar and Salahaddin with one against people going to Ashura ceremonies and the rest against the joint forces.

Car Bombs In Iraq, October 2015
Date
Location
Dead
Wounded
Oct 1



Oct 2



Oct 3
Hurriya & Kadhimiya x2, Baghdad
Ramadi & Rashad, Anbar – 7 destroyed
29
74
Oct 4
Subhait, Anbar – 1 destroyed


Oct 5
Husseiniya, Baghdad
Zubayr, Basra
Khalis, Diyala
Bawih, Diyala – 1 destroyed
63
124
Oct 6



Oct 7
Ramadi, Anbar – 3 destroyed


Totals
6 – 12 Destroyed
92
198
Oct 8



Oct 9
Garma, Anbar – 2 destroyed


Oct 10
Tarmiya, Salahaddin
Husaiba, north of Ramadi & Thar Thar, Anbar – 15 destroyed
3
10
Oct 11
Albu Jilab, Anbar Univ, Ramadi, Anbar – 8 destroyed
Baquba, Diyala – 1 destroyed


Oct 12
Mahmudiya, Babil
Baiji x4, Salahaddin
North of Ramadi, Anbar – 1 destroyed
3
30
Oct 13
Baiji & Siniya, Salahaddin – 8 destroyed


Oct 14
West of Baiji & Siniya, Salahaddin – 10 destroyed


Totals
6 – 45 Destroyed
6
40
Oct 15
Albu Aetha & Albu Faraj, Anbar – 7 destroyed
Baiji & Siniya, Salahaddin – 2 destroyed


Oct 16
Baghdadi, Anbar – 3 destroyed


Oct 17
Baghdadi & Thar Thar, Anbar – 2 destroyed
Jbala, Babil – 1 destroyed
Sheikh Hamad, Baghdad – 1 destroyed
Sukariat, Salahaddin – 3 destroyed


Oct 18
Albu Faraj, Albu Risha, Garma, Anbar – 4 destroyed
Siniya, Salahaddin – 1 destroyed


Oct 19
Yusifiya x2, Babil
Baghdadi & Hit, Anbar – 3 destroyed
Siniya, Salahaddin – 3 destroyed
2
12
Oct 20
Albu Jalib, Amiriya, East Husaiba, Anbar – 6 destroyed
Baiji, Salahaddin – 1 destroyed


Oct 21
Albu Gleb & Amiriya Fallujah, Anbar
Albu Gleb, Amiriya Fallujah & ?, Anbar – 4 destroyed
Baiji Refinery, Salahaddin – 1 destroyed
6

Totals
4 - 42 Destroyed
8
12
Oct 22
Tuz Kharmato, Salahaddin
Makhoul, Salahaddin – 2 destroyed
3
42
Oct 23
?, Anbar – 2 destroyed
Baiji & Makhoul, Salahaddin – 6 destroyed
5
12
Oct 24
Jeraishi, Anbar
Tarmiya x2, Salahaddin
Amiriyah Fallujah Garma & Subaihat, Anbar – 3 destroyed
Sharif Abbas, Salahaddin – 2 destroyed
8
25
Oct 25
Albu Aetha & Albu Aziz, Anbar
Amiriyah Fallujah, Anbar – 9 destroyed
25
34
Oct 26
Baghdadi, Anbar – 2 destroyed
Baiji, Salam & Siniya, Salahaddin – 11 destroyed


Oct 27
Thar Thar, Salahaddin
Anbar Univ, Baghdadi, Garma & Thar Thar, Anbar – 9 destroyed
2
10
Oct 28
Hawish, Salahaddin
Hawish & Thar Thar, Salahaddin – 5 destroyed
10
6
Totals
8 – 51 Destroyed
53
129


SOURCES

AIN, "The destruction of two car bombs and improvised devices in continuation to clear Baiji," 10/23/15

Alsumaria, "Security forces repel the biggest attack by Daash at Anbar University," 10/27/15
- "Suicide bulldozer bomb destroyed in Garma area," 10/28/15

Al Mada, "Death and injury of 16 members of the joint forces repelling a Daash
attack east of Tikrit," 10/28/15
- "The joint forces cleared two areas northwest of Ramadi and killed dozens of Daash," 10/23/15, - "Killing and injuring 26 people in a suicide bombing targeting a Hasinia convoy in Tuz," 10/22/15

 -"The killing and wounding of 20 Daash members in Garma and Baghdad," 10/24/15
- "The killing of ten members of the joint forces in a Daash car bombing in Samarra," 10/28/15
- "Security forces repel Daash attack north of Salahuddin and kill dozens of the organization," 10/22/15

Mamoun, Abdelhak, "11 security elements killed, wounded in suicide attack north of Baghdad," Iraqi News, 10/25/15
- "Federal Police kills 10 terrorists, destroys ISIS headquarters in Anbar," Iraqi News, 10/27/15,

New Sabah, "Security file," 10/27/15

NINA, "Dozens Of Daash Killed, Five Armored Bulldozers 10 Nests Destroyed In Baiji," 10/26/15
- "Federal Police Chief: Makhoul Mountains in Baiji Fully Cleansed," 10/27/15,
- "PDF Detonate Two Car Bombs South Of Samarra," 10/28/15
- "PDF Liberates Fatah Area In Baiji," 10/22/15,
- "The thermal power station in Baiji liberated completely," 10/25/15,

Al Rayy, "Baghdad Operations announces foiling a suicide attack and exploding the materials under control in different parts of the capital," 10/24/15
- "The destruction of two cars bombs and three Daash headquarters in Anbar," 10/23/15
- "Dismantling ambulance bomb in al-Baghdadi," 10/27/15
- "Foiled a suicide attack by Daash gangs in Amiriyat al-Fallujah," 10/24/15
- "Popular crowd: the destruction of two car bombs in the Thar Thar desert," 10/28/15

Shafaq News, "10 dead from the security forces in ISIS attack by suicide bombers north of Samarra," 10/28/15
- "Dead and wounding in a suicide bombing north of Baghdad," 10/25/15
- "Iraqi forces seize booby-trap workshop in Siniya," 10/24/15
- "Tuz: the outcome of the bombing of the Husseini convoy rises to about 45 dead and wounded," 10/22/15

Sotaliraq, "The bombing of an improvised explosive device factory and the dismantling of six booby trapped houses west of Ramadi," 10/26/15
- "The dismantling of nine car bombs in Amiriyah Fallujah," 10/25/15
- "Four armed vehicles set to bomb Baiji," 10/23/15

Xinhua, "25 killed in 2 suicide bombings in Iraq's Anbar," 10/25/15
- "30 IS militants killed in air strikes, clashes in Iraq's Anbar," 10/24/15

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are taking in the iraqi propaganda stupid amounts
sources are crap

Joel Wing said...

And do you have any better to offer or just critiquing?