Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Violence In Iraq June 2016

 
June 2016 had the highest casualties since 2014. That was due to the Fallujah operation, which took a heavy toll on the Iraqi forces. There were also several mass casualty bombings by the Islamic State.

The number of incidents has gone up and down every month of the year so far. In January there were 598, then 549 in February, 665 in March, 599 in April, 647 in May, and 598 in June.

In June there were 1,666 killed and 6,315 wounded. 13 Sahwa, 14 Peshmerga, 154 Hashd, 529 Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and 956 civilians died, along with 12 Sahwa, 64 Peshmerga, 270 Hashd, 1,119 ISF & Hashd, and 3,407 ISF being injured.

The U.N. reported 662 killed and 1,457 wounded for the month, while Iraq Body Count had 1,157 dead. The U.N. has not had steady reporting from Anbar, and Iraq Body Count does not include soldiers.

In the first six months of the year Musings On Iraq counted 3,656 incidents leading to 9,186 deaths and 15,575 injured. That compared to 3,693 attacks, 10,360 killed, and 10,904 wounded in the last six months of 2015. The true numbers are always higher as there are incidents that do not get into the press, and the Iraqi government has been suppressing its losses. To hint at how much is being under reported the number of injured is anywhere from two to five times higher than the number of dead. From July to December 2015 those two numbers were almost equal.

The largest driver of casualties in June was the fighting in Fallujah. There were 659 deaths and 4,743 wounded in Anbar. Of those 480 were fatalities amongst the Iraqis forces with another 4,584 wounded almost all from the Fallujah operation. Most of those figures came from Agence France Presse and Middle East Eye. The Badr Organization also said it lost 38 of its fighters with 52 wounded. On top of that the Islamic State killed 7 displaced and wounded another 52 trying to flee. The militants executed another 23 people within Fallujah. Government shelling was blamed for 41 civilian deaths and 53 injured within the city, and the Hashd were accused of executed 77 people fleeing IS.

Violence has almost completely fallen off in Babil. For the month there were only 10 incidents, 1 death and 4 injured. Since the major IS base at Jurf al-Sakhr was freed, IS has mostly been using the province to attack Baghdad and Anbar.

While IS has been losing on the battlefield it has picked up its terrorist attacks upon the capital. There were 267 incidents, 430 killed, and 1,241 wounded in Baghdad. Most of those were the result of 24 sticky bombs and 165 IEDs. At the same time there were a number of mass casualty bombings caused by 1 suicide car bomb and 9 suicide bombers with another 4 killed. Those left 82 dead and 199 wounded.

The Islamic State has restarted low level attacks in Diyala. In May and June there were an average of 1.8 incidents per day in the province, the highest since 2.1 in April 2015. These attacks are usually shootings, IEDs and mortar fire, but there have been some mass casualty bombings thrown in as well. In June there were 55 incidents, 47 dead, and 40 wounded.

Karbala witnessed its first car bombing since October 2014. IS also attacked through the Anbar-Karbala desert region, which was turned back by the Iraqi forces.

Violence went down in Kirkuk. In May IS launched a series of attacks upon the peshmerga, but in June that all ended. Instead the insurgents concentrated on low level attacks such as firing mortars at Oil Ministry offices, shootings, and IEDs. That led to 34 incidents, 34 dead, and 14 wounded.

The situation was different in Ninewa where the peshmerga and ISF continued to be hit. As the government re-launched its effort in the Makhmour district, IS counter attacked again and again. It also hit the Kurdish defensive line several times. The organization also executed 174 people and another 120 were found in two mass graves. In total, there were 57 incidents, 238 fatalities, and 27 injured.

Salahaddin had been very quiet for the start of 2016, but in June IS launched a number of high profile attacks upon the Tuz Kharmato district. That led to most of the 247 dead and 205 wounded for the month and also provoked the Hashd to kill several Sunni prisoners from Amerli prison in retaliation.

There were 14 successful vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) in June. that was down from 29 in May. That might be a sign that the Islamic State’s spring offensive is coming to an end. In June there were 1 in Baghdad, 1 in Karbala, 1 in Ninewa, 2 in Anbar, and 9 in Salahaddin. Those killed 131 and wounded 253. The government said another 149 car bombs were destroyed, but that was likely an exaggeration.

Violence In Iraq 2015-16
Date
Incidents
Dead
Wounded
JAN
911
2,656
3,032 + 150
FEB
730
2,345
2,366
MAR
820
2,665
2,529
APR
751
2,753
2,621
MAY
674
2,565 + 1,499
1,952 + 646
JUN
708
2,153 + 405
2,174
JUL
688
2,716
3,198 + 4,024
AUG
684
2,440 + 760
1,777
SEP
649
1,731
1,668 + 3,003
OCT
589
1,144
1,555
NOV
530
1,174
1,455 + 124 + 1,322
DEC
553
1,155
1,252 + 5,920
Jan 1-7
150
808
421
Jan 8-14
140
436
417
Jan 15-21
135
275
227
Jan 22-28
132
392
322
Jan 29-31
41
81
334
JAN
598
2,052
1,721
Feb 1-7
146
575
313
Feb 8-14
119
146
323
Feb 15-21
130
225
239
Feb 22-29
153
371
690
FEB
549
1,281
1,566
Mar 1-7
183
321
478
Mar 8-14
168
408
415
Mar 15-21
130
349
409
Mar 22-28
135
213
420
Mar 29-31
49
172
121
MAR
665
1,463
1,843
Apr 1-7
144
239
444
Apr 8-14
141
271
391
Apr 15-21
124
436
242
Apr 22-28
160
413
524
Apr 29-30
30
61
121
APR
599
1,420
1,722
May 1-7
160
325
420
May 8-14
141
311
674
May 15-21
121
349
604
May 22-28
142
200
397
May 29-31
83
119
313
MAY
647
1,304
2,408
Jun 1-7
162
389
1,738
Jun 8-14
132
234
461
Jun 15-21
148
352
497
Jun 22-28
119
277
362
Jun 29-30
36
409
125
JUN
598
1,666
6,315

Security By Province June, 2016
Province
Incidents
Anbar
115 Incidents
659 Killed: 4 Sahwa, 90 Hashd, 179 Civilians, 385 ISF
4,743 Wounded: 159 Hashd, 159 Civilians, 1,119 ISF & Hashd, 3,306 ISF
37 Shootings
12 IEDs
2 Suicide Bombers
1 Suicide Car Bomb
1 Car Bomb
3 Rockets
6 Mortars
38 Suicide Bombers Killed
2 Motorcycle Bombs Destroyed
24 Suicide Car Bombs Destroyed
80 Car Bombs Destroyed
Babil
10 Incidents
1 Killed: 1 Civilian
4 Wounded: 1 ISF, 3 Civilians
3 Shootings
2 IEDs
Baghdad
267 Incidents
430 Killed: 7 Hashd, 8 Sahwa, 47 ISF, 368 Civilians
1,241 Wounded: 12 Sahwa, 17 Hashd, 51 ISF, 1,161 Civilians
49 Shootings
165 IEDs
24 Sticky Bombs
9 Suicide Bombers
1 Suicide Car Bomb
1 Grenade
4 Suicide Bombers Killed
Basra
2 Incidents
2 IEDs
Dhi Qar
1 Incident
1 IED
Diyala
55 Incidents
47 Killed: 7 ISF, 7 Hashd, 33 Civilians
40 Wounded: 6 Hashd, 16 ISF, 18 Civilians
23 Shootings
13 IEDs
1 Sticky Bomb
1 Suicide Bomber
4 Mortars
8 Suicide Bombers Killed/Arrested
Irbil
2 Incidents
10 Wounded: 10 Civilians
1 Grenade
1 Iranian Artillery
Karbala
2 Incidents
10 Killed: 10 Civilians
28 Wounded: 28 Civilians
1 Car Bomb
12 Suicide Bombers Killed
3 Car Bombs Destroyed
Kirkuk
34 Incidents
34 Killed: 1 ISF, 1 Peshmerga, 3 Hashd, 29 Civilians
14 Wounded: 3 Hashd, 11 Civilians
16 Shootings
6 IEDs
5 Mortars
1 Car Bomb Dismantled
Ninewa
57 Incidents
238 Killed: 8 Peshmerga, 53 ISF, 177 Civilians
27 Wounded: 2 ISF, 6 Civilians, 19 Peshmerga
36 Shootings
29 IEDs
1 Suicide Car Bomb
1 Mortar
28 Suicide Bombers Killed
3 Suicide Car Bombs Destroyed
4 Car Bombs Destroyed
Salahaddin
51 Incidents
247 Killed: 5 Peshmerga, 36 ISF, 47 Hashd, 159 Civilians
205 Wounded: 31 ISF, 44 Civilians, 45 Peshmerga, 85 Hashd
27 Shooting
14 IEDs
1 Suicide Bomber
3 Suicide Car Bombs
6 Car Bombs
1 Rockets
2 Mortars
1 Suicide Bomber Killed
34 Car Bombs Destroyed
Sulaymaniya
2 Incidents
3 Wounded: 3 Civilians
1 Shooting
1 IED

Car Bombs In Iraq June 2016
Date
Car Bombs
Dead
Wounded
Jun 1
Amiriya Fallujah, Anbar – 1 destroyed


Jun 2



Jun 3
Baghdadi & Saqlawiya, Anbar – 3 destroyed


Jun 4
Kirkuk, Kirkuk – 1 destroyed


Jun 5
Albu Bali & Fallujah, Anbar – 8 destroyed


Jun 6
Fallujah & Yatama, Anbar – 6 destroyed


Jun 7
Karbala, Karbala
Fallujah & Jeraishi, Anbar – 7 destroyed
10
28
Totals
1 – 26 Destroyed
10
28
Jun 8
Nasir, Ninewa – 3 destroyed
Makhoul Mountains, Salahaddin – 1 destroyed


Jun 9
New Baghdad, Baghdad
19
64
Jun 10
Fallujah, Anbar – 1 destroyed


Jun 11
Fahalat & Subhait, Anbar – 2 destroyed


Jun 12
Jeraishi, Anbar – 1 destroyed
Nasir, Ninewa – 2 destroyed


Jun 13
Jeraishi, Anbar – 2 destroyed


Jun 14
Fallujah, Anbar – 11 destroyed


Totals
1 – 23 Destroyed
19
64
Jun 15
Fallujah, Anbar – 1 destroyed


Jun 16
Basateen, Halabesa, Fallujah & Nukhaib, Anbar – 20 destroyed


Jun 17
Shuraidah, Ninewa
Pir Ahmad x 2, Tuz Kharmato, Zanjar x 2, Salahaddin
46
88
Jun 18
Tuz Kharmato, Salahaddin
Beit Ekab, Salahaddin – 2 destroyed
40
14
Jun 19
Albu Risha & Fallujah, Anbar – 8 destroyed


Jun 20
Zankura, Anbar
Zankura, Anbar – 3 destroyed
3
4
Jun 21
Dour, Salahaddin
Fallujah, Anbar – 1 destroyed
North Salahaddin – 1 destroyed
5
35
Totals
9 – 36 Destroyed
94
141
Jun 22
Fallujah, Anbar
Agariya, Fallujah & Zankura, Anbar – 9 destroyed


Jun 23



Jun 24



Jun 25
Haditha, Anbar – 1 destroyed


Jun 26
Shirqat x2, Salahaddin
Shirqat, Salahaddin – 30 destroyed
8
20
Jun 27
Albu Alwan, Barwana, Hit Island, Rutba – 11 destroyed


Jun 28
Amiriya Fallujah & Hit Island, Anbar – 3 destroyed
Karbala Desert, Karbala – 3 destroyed


Totals
3 – 57 Destroyed
8
20
Jun 29
Makhmour, Ninewa – 2 destroyed


Jun 30
Khalidiya Island, Anbar – 5 destroyed


TOTAL
14 – 149 Destroyed
131
253


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