Wednesday, October 4, 2017

728 Dead And 549 Wounded In September 2017 In Iraq


Iraq saw another low in violence in September 2017. There were the fewest security incidents, deaths, and wounded recorded this year.

There were just 306 security incidents reported in the media. That surpassed the previous low of 357 in August. In January 2016, there were an average of 23.3 incidents per day. By September 2017 that was down to 10.2 per day.

Baghdad led the way during the month with 82 incidents, followed by 65 in Ninewa, 40 in Anbar, 35 in Diyala, 31 in Salahddin, 26 in Kirkuk, 12 in Babil, 3 in Basra, 3 in Dhi Qar, 3 in Kurdistan, 2 in Najaf, 2 in Sulaymaniya, 1 in Irbil, and 1 in an unknown location.

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province September 2017
Baghdad 82
Ninewa 65
Anbar 40
Diyala 35
Salahaddin 31
Kirkuk 26
Babil 12
Basra 3
Dhi Qar 3
KRG 3
Najaf 2
Sulaymaniya 2
Irbil 1
Unknown 1

A total of 728 people lost their lives and another 549 were wounded during the month. 1 U.S. soldier, 6 Peshmerga, 12 fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), 48 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), 51 Hashd al-Shaabi, and 610 civilians died, while 1 U.S. Soldier, 27 Peshmerga, 34 Hashd, 39 ISF, and 448 civilians were injured. By province Ninewa had 396 casualties, 238 in Baghdad, 177 in Dhi Qar, 170 in Anbar, 96 in Salahddin, 66 in Kirkuk, 65 in Diyala, 46 in Babil, 15 in Kurdistan, 3 in Najaf, 2 in Irbil, 2 in an unknown location, 1 in Basra.

Casualties In Iraq By Province September 2017
Ninewa 396 (351 Killed, 45 Wounded)
Baghdad 238 (55 Killed, 183 Wounded)
Dhi Qar 177 (84 Killed, 93 Wounded)
Anbar 170 (85 Killed, 83 Wounded)
Salahaddin 96 (25 Killed, 71 Wounded)
Kirkuk 66 (42 Killed, 24 Wounded)
Diyala 65 (40 Killed, 25 Wounded)
Babil 46 (26 Killed, 20 Wounded)
KRG 15 (15 Killed)
Najaf 3 (3 Killed)
Irbil 2 (2 Wounded)
Unknown 2 (1 Killed, 1 Wounded)
Basra 1 (1 Killed)

Security in Anbar has remained stable over the last year. Since October 2016 there has been roughly one incident per day. In September, there were a total of 40 incidents, averaging out to 1.3 per day. Despite those low figures the Islamic State is still escalating the type of attacks it is carrying out. On September 27 for instance, the insurgents attacked three areas outside of Ramadi. There was also 1 successful suicide bombing and 1 car bombing, along with 15 suicide bombers being killed, and 10 car bombs that were destroyed. The government finally started a campaign to free the remaining western areas of the province that were still under IS control. After several towns were taken however, that paused, and has not re-started as the Iraqi forces focused upon Hawija.

Babil is a new area that IS returned to in just the last few weeks. In September, there were 12 incidents leading to 26 deaths and 20 wounded. Most of those were in Jurf al-Sakhr, which was emptied of people by the joint forces in 2014. Despite that, the militants have been able to infiltrate the area nearly every week to lay an IED and shoot at the Hashd that run the area. The sophistication of attacks has also picked up. On September 13, a suicide car bomb went off at a checkpoint in Musayib, which is the district seat of Jurf al-Sakhr.

Baghdad continued with historic lows in attacks and casualties. There were just 82 during the month leading to 55 killed and 183 wounded. In January 2016, there were an average of 11.6 incidents per day. Since April 2017 there has only been around 3 per day. Not only were the number of attacks down, but almost all of them were low level such as IEDs. There was one car bomb and a suicide bomber was arrested, but that was a far cry from previous months.

Each month, the Islamic State has attempted a mass casualty bombing in the south. In August, it hit Karbala with suicide car bombs. On September 14, suicide bombers and a car bomb hit Dhi Qar leaving 84 dead and 93 wounded. These are done for psychological reasons to show that the group can hit the Shiite south, and sow terror.

Diyala is another province where the Islamic State is making a return. While there were just 35 incidents the insurgents were attempting several major attacks. That included two car bombs, one of which was dismantled, and two large attacks involving 16 suicide bombers total.

After attacking west Anbar, the government forces went on to focus upon the Hawija district in southern Kirkuk. That led to most of the 42 incidents recorded during September. There were also several attacks in Kirkuk city including a suicide car bomb. These were almost all reactive to the actions of the Iraqi forces.

Nearly every week Turkey is shelling and bombing PKK positions in northern Kurdistan. During the month, there were one artillery strike and four air raids that left 7 civilians and 8 PKK fighters dead and 2 civilians wounded.

While the Mosul battle is over the insurgents are still active throughout Ninewa and inside the city as well. There were 65 incidents, 23 of which were in Mosul. The rest were all around the governorate. IS also continued to try to infiltrate across the Syria border. That accounted for most of the 173 suicide bombers killed during the month.

Salahaddin was the other governorate where IS is attempting a comeback. Again, the total number of incidents, 31, was low, but the type showed that the insurgents were being more active. That included 29 suicide bombers and 15 car bombs. Only 4 of those were successful, but it was the type of attacks that showed that IS was intensifying its operations.

At the end of the month, one U.S. soldier was killed and another wounded by an IED in an unspecified location. This was likely in northern Iraq where American troops are assisting the Iraqis in their latest operations.

Security In Iraq 2017
Week
Security
Incidents
Dead
Wounded
Jan 1-7
188
509
1,346
Jan 8-14
168
371
1,036
Jan 15-21
137
585
1,262
Jan 22-28
145
289
310
Jan 29-31
74
127
338
JAN
712
1,881
4,292
Feb 1-7
123
388
176
Feb 8-14
164
434
390
Feb 15-21
148
393
508
Feb 22-28
185
647 + 399
1,390 + 1,634
FEB
620
1,862 + 399
2,464 + 1,634
Mar 1-7
179
749
622
Mar 8-14
171
551
614
Mar 15-21
143
571
1,166
Mar 22-28
152
1,233
575
Mar 29-31
71
374 + 278
288 + 2,925
MAR
716
3,478 + 278
3,265 + 2,925
Apr 1-7
174
903
487
Apr 8-14
126
599
669
Apr 15-21
108
479
449
Apr 22-28
122
698
328
Apr 29-30
39
138
51
APR
569
2,817
1,984
May 1-7
106
405
468
May 8-14
109
601
386
May 15-21
132
363
224
May 22-28
106
433
150
May 29-31
69
214
236
MAY
522
2,016
1,464
Jun 1-7
136
1,403
487
Jun 8-14
127
658
174
Jun 15-21
114
480
101
Jun 22-28
119
340
246
Jun 29-30
37
349
127
JUN
533
3,230
1,135
JAN-JUN
3,669
15,262 +
677
14,497 +
4,559
Jul 1-7
141
798
331
Jul 8-14
105
298
86
Jul 15-21
87
124
72
Jul 22-28
107
189
122
Jul 29-31
37
50
25
JUL
477
1,459
636
Aug 1-7
80
143
188
Aug 8-14
88
955
124
Aug 15-21
73
97
100
Aug 22-28
85
674
132
Aug 29-31
31
30
40
AUG
357
1,958
1,261
Sep 1-7
62
68
73
Sep 8-14
78
412
176
Sep 15-21
91
145
180
Sep 22-28
52
78
104
Sep 29-30
23
25
16
SEP
306
728
549

Weekly Violence By Province In Iraq, September 2017

Sep 1-7
Sep 8-14
Sep 15-21
Sep 22-28
Sep 29-30
Anbar
7 Incidents
30 Killed
30 Civilians
2 Wounded
2 Civilians

1 Shooting
1 Suicide
   Bomber
   Killed
1 Car Bomb
   Dismantled
5 Incidents
16 Killed
1 ISF
15 Civilians
10 Wounded
10 Civilians

2 IEDs
14 Incidents
16 Killed
1 ISF
3 Hashd
12 Civilians
29 Wounded
29 Civilians

1 Shooting
2 IEDs
1 Sticky Bomb
8 Suicide
   Bombers
   Killed
3 Car Bombs
   Destroyed
9 Incidents
18 Killed
9 ISF
9 Civilians
41 Wounded
1 Hashd
18 Civilians
22 ISF

3 Shootings
1 Suicide
   Bomber
1 Rockets
6 Suicide
   Bombers
   Killed
5 Incidents
5 Killed
1 ISF
4 Civilians
3 Wounded
3 ISF

1 Shooting
1 IED
1 Car Bomb
1 Mortar
6 Suicide Car
   Bombs
   Destroyed


Sep 1-7
Sep 8-14
Sep 15-21
Sep 22-28
Sep 29-30
Babil
3 Incidents
10 Wounded
10 Hashd

3 IEDs
4 Incidents
14 Killed
1 ISF
13 Civilians
9 Wounded
3 Civilians
6 Hashd

1 Shooting
1 IED
1 Suicide Car
   Bomb
1 Mortar
2 Incidents
2 Killed
2 Civilians
3 Incidents
10 Killed
10 Civilians
1 Wounded
1 Civilian

1 Shooting
-


Sep 1-7
Sep 8-14
Sep 15-21
Sep 22-28
Sep 29-30
Baghdad
17 Incidents
8 Killed
8 Civilians
31 Wounded
2 ISF
29 Civilians

6 Shootings
9 IEDs
1 Sticky Bomb
25 Incidents
19 Killed
1 ISF
1 Hashd
17 Civilians
51 Wounded
2 ISF
2 Hashd
47 Civilians

3 Shootings
12 IEDs
2 Sticky Bobs
1 Motorcycle
   Bombs
2 Mortars
20 Incidents
12 Killed
1 ISF
11 Civilians
44 Wounded
2 ISF
3 Hashd
39 Civilians

4 Shootings
12 IEDs
2 Sticky Bombs
1 Suicide
   Bomber
   Arrested
15 Incidents
11 Killed
1 Hashd
10 Civilians
45 Wounded
1 Hashd
44 Civilians

1 Shooting
9 IEDs
2 Sticky Bombs
1 Car Bomb
1 Grenade
5 Incidents
5 Killed
5 Civilians
12 Wounded
12 Civilians

1 Shooting
3 IEDs
1 Sticky Bomb


Sep 1-7
Sep 8-14
Sep 15-21
Sep 22-28
Sep 29-30
Basra
2 Incidents

1 IED
-
1 Incident
1 Killed
1 Civilian

1 Shooting
-
-


Sep 1-7
Sep 8-14
Sep 15-21
Sep 22-28
Sep 29-30
Dhi Qar
2 Incidents

2 Shootings
2 Grenades
1 Incident
84 Killed
84 Civilians
93 Wounded
93 Civilians

1 Shooting
3 Suicide
   Bombers
1 Suicide Car
   Bomb
-
-
-


Sep 1-7
Sep 8-14
Sep 15-21
Sep 22-28
Sep 29-30
Diyala
6 Incidents
2 Killed
1 Peshmerga
1 Civilian
5 Wounded
3 Peshmerga
2 Civilians

2 Shootings
3 IEDs
1 Mortar
9 Incidents
12 Killed
2 Civilians
4 Hashd
6 ISF
6 Wounded
3 Hashd
3 Civilians

5 Shootings
1 IED
1 Mortar
1 Rockets
17 Incidents
24 Killed
3 Hashd
7 ISF
14 Civilians
14 Wounded
7 Hashd
7 Civilians

7 Shootings
8 IEDs
1 Suicide
   Bomber
1 Car Bomb
2 Mortars
1 Grenades
1 Car Bomb
   Dismantled
3 Incidents
2 Killed
2 Civilians

1 Shooting
1 IED
1 Sticky Bomb
   Dismantled
-


Sep 1-7
Sep 8-14
Sep 15-21
Sep 22-28
Sep 29-30
KRG
-
1 Incident
4 Killed
4 PKK

1 Turkish Air
   Strike
2 Incidents
11 Killed
4 PKK
7 Civilians

2 Turkish Air
   Strikes
-
-


Sep 1-7
Sep 8-14
Sep 15-21
Sep 22-28
Sep 29-30
Kirkuk
1 Incident
12 Killed
12 Civilians
3 Incidents
2 Killed
1 ISF
1 Civilian
1 Wounded
1 Civilian

3 Shootings
7 Incidents
6 Killed
1 Peshmerga
5 Civilians
14 Wounded
14 Civilians

1 Shooting
1 IED
1 Sticky Bomb
1 Suicide Car
   Bomb
1 Car Bomb
1 Car Bomb
   Arrested
10 Incidents
16 Killed
4 Peshmerga
12 Civilians
9 Wounded
2 Civilians
7 Peshmerga

3 Shootings
2 IEDs
1 Grenade
1 Rockets
1 Suicide
   Bomber
   Killed
5 Incidents
6 Killed
1 Civilian
5 Hashd

1 Shooting
1 Suicide Car
   Bomb
   Destroyed
1 Car Bomb
   Destroyed


Sep 1-7
Sep 8-14
Sep 15-21
Sep 22-28
Sep 29-30
Najaf
2 Incidents
3 Killed
3 Civilians

1 Shooting
1 Grenade
-
-
-
-


Sep 1-7
Sep 8-14
Sep 15-21
Sep 22-28
Sep 29-30
Ninewa
12 Incidents
4 Killed
4 Civilians
11 Wounded
10 Peshmerga
1 Civilian

6 Shootings
1 IED
34 Suicide
   Bombers
   Killed/
   Arrested
1 Car Bomb
   Dismantled
24 Incidents
248 Killed
1 Hashd
9 ISF
238 Civilians
3 Wounded
1 Hashd
2 Civilians

18 Shootings
2 IEDs
128 Suicide
   Bombers
   Arrested/
   Killed
2 Car Bombs
   Destroyed
18 Incidents
70 Killed
12 Hashd
58 Civilians
31 Wounded
7 Peshmerga
24 Civilians

8 Shootings
4 IEDs
2 Suicide
   Bombers
8 Suicide
   Bombers
   Killed
6 Incidents
21 Killed
4 ISF
4 PKK
5 Civilians
8 Hashd

4 Shootings
2 IEDs
5 Incidents
8 Killed
3 ISF
5 Civilians

2 Shootings
1 IED
1 Grenade
3 Suicide
   Bombers
   Arrested


Sep 1-7
Sep 8-14
Sep 15-21
Sep 22-28
Sep 29-30
Salahaddin
9 Incidents
9 Killed
3 ISF
6 Civilians
14 Wounded
3 ISF
11 Civilians

6 Shootings
1 IED
   Dismantled
1 Suicide
   Bomber
15 Suicide
   Bombers
   Killed/
   Arrested
5 Incidents
13 Killed
13 Hashd
3 Wounded
3 Civilians

3 Shootings
1 IED
9 Incidents
3 Killed
3 Civilians
46 Wounded
2 ISF
44 Civilians

3 Shootings
4 IEDs
3 Suicide
   Bombers
1 Mortar
1 Suicide
   Bomber
   Killed
1 Suicide Car
   Bomb
   Destroyed
6 Incidents
8 Wounded
3 ISF
5 Civilians

3 IEDs
8 Suicide
   Bombers
   Killed
11 Car Bombs
   Destroyed
2 Incidents

1 Suicide
   Bomber
   Killed
3 Suicide Car
   Bombs
   Destroyed


Sep 1-7
Sep 8-14
Sep 15-21
Sep 22-28
Sep 29-30
Sulaymaniya
1 Incident

1 Shooting
1 Incident

1 Shooting
-
-
-


Sep 1-7
Sep 8-14
Sep 15-21
Sep 22-28
Sep 29-30
Unknown
-
-
-
-
1 Incident
1 Killed
1 US Soldier
1 Wounded
1 US Soldier

1 IED

Violence By Province September 2017
Province
Violence
Anbar
40 Incidents
85 Killed
3 Hashd
12 ISF
70 Civilians
85 Wounded
1 Hashd
25 ISF
59 Civilians

6 Shootings
5 IEDs
1 Sticky Bomb
1 Suicide Bomber
1 Car Bomb
1 Rockets
1 Mortar
15 Suicide Bombers Killed
6 Suicide Car Bombs Destroyed
4 Car Bombs Destroyed
Babil
12 Incidents
26 Killed
1 ISF
25 Civilians
20 Wounded
4 Civilians
16 Hashd

2 Shootings
4 IEDs
1 Suicide Car Bomb
1 Mortar
Baghdad
82 Incidents
55 Killed
2 ISF
2 Hashd
51 Civilians
183 Wounded
6 ISF
6 Hashd
171 Civilians

15 Shootings
45 IEDs
8 Sticky Bombs
1 Motorcycle Bomb
1 Car Bomb
2 Mortars
1 Grenade
1 Suicide Bomber Arrested
Basra
3 Incidents
1 Killed
1 Civilian

1 Shooting
1 IED
Dhi Qar
3 Incidents
84 Killed
84 Civilians
93 Wounded
93 Civilians

3 Shootings
3 Suicide Bombers
1 Suicide Car Bomb
2 Grenades
Diyala
35 Incidents
40 Killed
1 Peshmerga
7 Hashd
13 ISF
19 Civilians
25 Wounded
3 Peshmerga
10 Hashd
12 Civilians

15 Shootings
13 IEDs
1 Sticky Bombs Dismantled
1 Suicide Bomber
1 Car Bomb
4 Mortars
1 Rockets
1 Grenades
1 Car Bomb Dismantled
Irbil
1 Incident
2 Wounded
2 Civilians

1 Turkish Shelling
Kirkuk
26 Incidents
42 Killed
1 ISF
5 Peshmerga
5 Hashd
31 Civilians
24 Wounded
7 Peshmerga
17 Civilians

8 Shootings
3 IEDs
1 Sticky Bomb
1 Suicide Car Bomb
1 Car Bomb
1 Grenade
1 Rockets
1 Suicide Bomber Killed
1 Suicide Car Bomb Destroyed
2 Car Bombs Destroyed
KRG
3 Incidents
15 Killed
7 Killed
8 PKK

3 Turkish Air Strikes
Najaf
2 Incidents
3 Killed
3 Civilians

1 Shooting
1 Grenade
Ninewa
65 Incidents
351 Killed
4 PKK
16 ISF
21 Hashd
310 Civilians
45 Wounded
1 Hashd
17 Peshmerga
27 Civilians

38 Shootings
10 IEDs
2 Suicide Bombers
1 Grenade
173 Suicide Bombers Killed
3 Car Bombs Destroyed
Salahaddin
31 Incidents
25 Killed
3 ISF
9 Civilians
13 Hashd
71 Wounded
8 ISF
63 Civilians

12 Shootings
9 IEDs
4 Suicide Bombers
1 Mortar
25 Suicide Bombers Killed
4 Suicide Car Bombs Destroyed
11 Car Bombs Destroyed
Sulaymaniya
2 Incidents

2 Shootings
Unknown
1 Incident
1 Killed
1 US Soldier
1 Wounded
1 US Soldier

1 IED

SOURCES

Associated Press, "Isis suicide attack: more than 80 killed in southern Iraq," 9/15/17

Bas News, "Blast Hits Kirkuk," 9/16/17
- “Daash attacked area in Anbar,” 9/27/17

BBC, "Iraq: At least 50 die in twin attacks near Nasiriya," 9/14/17
- "US-led coalition service member killed by IED in Iraq," 10/2/17

France 24, “Iraq forces defeat IS group incursion near Ramadi,” 9/27/17

Al Ghad Press, "After a booby-trapped car explosion … Musayib hit targeted by three mortar shells," 9/13/17
- "Dhi Qar: The final outcome of the attacks amounted to 60 dead and wounded, including dozens of Iranian visitors," 9/14/17
- "Killed and wounded in car bombing in Musayib," 9/13/17
- "Source: The initial toll of attacks on Ramadi hit 29 wounded," 9/27/17
- "Two people killed by a car bomb in Jamila neighborhood," 9/20/17

Iraq News Center, “Urgent News Daash controls areas (Ankor and Tach and parts of 7 Kilo area) around the city of Ramadi at dawn today,” 9/27/17

Iraq Newspaper, "Iraqi Newspaper Reporter 15 Dead And Wounded In Bombing Of A Liquor Store In Kirkuk," 9/16/17

Al Mada, "New details on Dhi Qar attack: 4 suicide bombers attacked two tourist restaurants," 9/14/17

Al Mayadeen, "14 martyrs in a car bomb explosion in Musayib north Babil," 9/13/17

Al Mirbad, "Interior: Four terrorists killed and a policeman killed north Babylon," 9/13/17

Mostafa, Nehal, "Updated: Over 100 persons killed, injured in Islamic State attack in Dhi Qar," Iraqi News, 9/14/17

NINA, "A Car Bomb Dismantled In Centre Of Baquba, Diyala Province," 9/18/17
- "Four members of the PKK killed by Turkish fighter jets in northern Iraq," 9/11/17

NRT, "Two Wounded By Turkish Artillery Near Soran Northeast Irbil," 9/17/17

Al Sumaria, "In pictures .. What is behind the bombing of Musayib," 9/13/17
- "Source: The bodies of Daesh members fill one of the valleys of Diyala, including an Emir," 9/9/17
- "Three killed, eight wounded in central Kirkuk blast," 9/15/17
- "Turkish shelling north of Dohuk leads to seven dead," 9/20/17

Xinhua, "4 PKK militants killed in Turkish airstrike in northern Iraq," 9/19/17
- "Iraqi forces kill 6 suicide bombers in operation in eastern Iraq," 9/9/17

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