Thursday, August 9, 2018

Security In Iraq Aug 1-7, 2018

Security remained steady in Iraq during the first week of August. Most violence continued to be concentrated in central Iraq, and Turkey’s campaign against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) entered its fifth month.
(Iraqi News)
There were 49 incidents reported in the media from August 1-7, 2018. That’s around the average since April. Diyala and Baghdad were the only provinces with double digits with 10 and 12 incidents respectively.

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province Aug 1-7, 2018
Babil 1
Dohuk 1
Irbil 1
Kurdistan 1
Muthanna 1
Sulaymaniya 1
Anbar 2
Kirkuk 6
Salahaddin 6
Ninewa 7
Diyala 10
Baghdad 12

Casualties In Iraq By Province Aug 1-7, 2018
Dohuk 1 (1 Killed)
Muthanna 1 (1 Wounded)
Kirkuk 3 (1 Killed, 2 Wounded)
Kurdistan 3 (3 Killed)
Anbar 4 (2 Killed, 2 Wounded)
Baghdad 10 (9 Killed, 11 Wounded)
Salahaddin 13 (13 Killed)
Diyala 18 (6 Killed, 12 Wounded)
Ninewa 24 (22 Killed, 2 Wounded)

57 people lost their lives and 30 were wounded during the week. 8 bodies were found in the rubble of west Mosul leaving 49 violent deaths. Minus the 5 deaths in the south and Kurdistan, there were 44 killed by the insurgency.

3 PKK, 4 Hashd al-Shaabi, 7 Iraqi security forces (ISF), and 43 civilians died, along with 9 ISF and 21 civilians were injured.

Diyala, Kirkuk and Salahaddin remained the center of the insurgency. The Islamic State was still active in nearly every rural area of Diyala. A councilman in the Khanaqin district in the northeast said that families were fleeing the area due to violence. In Kirkuk, militants targeted electricity lines in four incidents, and there was one gun battle with the security forces. The militants raided a house and killed a family of four in Salahaddin. For the second week, there was also a confrontation with IS in the Makhmour district which is in the southern tip of Irbil by Salahaddin and Kirkuk.

The major event in Salahaddin however was a confrontation between the Khazraj tribe and Asaib Ahl Al-Haq (AAH). 3 sheikhs from the tribe were returning from a funeral for a member of the tribe in the security forces that had been killed, when they were stopped and kidnapped at a checkpoint around Dujail. The tribe then sent its men to the area and got into a shooting match with AAH. Afterward the provincial council called for the prime minister to withdraw the Hashd. Various Hashd units have been accused of setting up ad hoc checkpoints, demanding bribes, and kidnapping people in this province for several years now. The local and central governments have not been able to do anything about this problem because the Hashd are only nominally under their authority, and each group has its own leadership. This incident got into the news because it involved sheikhs and a major confrontation, but there have been dozens of others that were never reported.

Finally, there were two Turkish air strikes in northern Kurdistan that killed a civilian and 3 PKK members. Ankara began a major incursion into the area in March and there have been clashes, shelling and air strikes every week since then.

Islamic State Activity in Central Iraq 2018
Diyala
Shootings
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
Mortars
Gun Battles
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
Jan
18
23
6
2
2
-
1
1
Feb
10
13
-
4
-
-
1
-
Mar
16
21
5
13
3
1
-
-
Apr
12
17
3
1
1
-
-
-
May
9
11
4
1
2
3
1
-
Jun
22
17
4
5
1
5
-
-
Jul
14
19
1
3
2
3
-
-
Aug
4
5
1
-
-
-
-
-

Kirkuk
Shootings
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
Mortars
Gun Battles
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
Jan
9
6
3
4
-
-
3
1
Feb
14
13
4
7
-
-
1
-
Mar
14
15
3
8
4
1
1
1
Apr
11
4
1
2
-
8
-
1
May
12
28
4
2
2
1
4
-
Jun
17
12
6
5
4
8
-
-
Jul
6
17
-
1
2
-
-
1
Aug
3
2
-
1
-
-
-
-

Salahaddin
Shootings
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
Mortars
Gun Battles
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
Jan
3
9
2
8
-
-
-
1
Feb
6
5
-
1
2
-
-
-
Mar
13
8
-
9
3
-
1
-
Apr
4
8
-
2
-
-
1
-
May
3
10
1
10
-
1
1
-
Jun
10
15
1
5
8
-
-
1
Jul
7
8
1
1
1
1
1
-
Aug
1
3
-
-
1
-
-
-

Security In Iraq 2017-18
Week
Security
Incidents
Dead
Wounded
JAN 2017
719
1,923
4,374
FEB
628
1,891 + 399
2,511 + 1,634
MAR
720
3,504 + 278
3,302 + 2,925
APR
578
2,933
1,955
MAY
528
2,038
1,563
JUN
534
2,038
1,563
JUL
478
1,490
650
AUG
359
1,949
584
SEP
306
728
549
OCT
286
913
865 + 1,700
NOV
296
1,282
425
DEC
261
763
300
Jan 1-7
71
50
66
Jan 8-14
64
62
70
Jan 15-21
68
156
151
Jan 22-28
68
148
66
Jan 29-31
27
23
22
JAN 2018
298
439
(218 Violent
Deaths)
375
Feb 1-7
66
196
67
Feb 8-14
65
63
93
Feb 15-21
59
346
43
Feb 22-28
55
44
72
FEB
245
649
(233 Violent Deaths)
275
Mar 1-7
78
120
84
Mar 8-14
60
84
61
Mar 15-21
67
168
98
Mar 22-28
81
213
61
Mar 29-31
21
26
35
MAR
307
611
(466 Violent Deaths)
339
Apr 1-7
40
174
29
Apr 8-14
64
175
83
Apr 15-21
44
63
72
Apr 22-28
44
62
48
Apr 29-30
12
12
4
APR
204
486
(240 Violent Deaths)
236
May 1-7
51
57
56
May 8-14
56
68
49
May 15-21
39
58
82
May 22-28
51
73
51
May 29-31
21
42
15
MAY
218
298
(273 Violent Deaths)
253
Jun 1-7
55
100
32
Jun 8-14
72
108
88
Jun 15-21
42
83
19
Jun 22-28
52
58
65
Jun 29-30
18
22
14
JUN
239
371
(327 Violent Deaths)
218
Jul 1-7
56
58
91
Jul 8-14
44
57
31
Jul 15-21
54
61
64
Jul 22-28
36
65
21
Jul 29-31
24
26
11
JUL
214
267
(222 Violent Deaths)
218
Aug 1-7
49
57
30

Violence By Province Aug 1-7, 2018
Province
Violence
Anbar
2 Incidents
2 Killed
2 ISF
2 Wounded
2 ISF

1 Shooting
1 IED
Babil
1 Incident

1 Rockets
Baghdad
12 Incidents
9 Killed
1 ISF
8 Civilians
11 Wounded
1 ISF
10 Civilians

3 Shootings
4 IEDs
Diyala
10 Incidents
6 Killed
6 Civilians
12 Wounded
4 ISF
8 Civilians

4 Shootings
5 IEDs
1 Mortar
Dohuk
1 Incident
1 Killed
1 Civilian

1 Turkish Air Strike
Irbil
1 Incident

1 Gunfire
Kirkuk
6 Incidents
1 Killed
1 Civilian
2 Wounded
2 Civilians

4 Shootings
2 IEDs
Kurdistan
1 Incident
3 Killed
3 PKK

1 Turkish Air Strike
Muthanna
1 Incident
1 Wounded
1 Civilian

1 Shooting
Ninewa
7 Incidents
22 Killed
1 ISF
21 Civilians
2 Wounded
2 ISF

1 Shooting
3 IEDs
Salahaddin
6 Incidents
13 Killed
3 ISF
4 Hashd
6 Civilians

3 Shootings
3 IEDs
Sulaymaniya
1 Incident

1 Shooting

SOURCES

14th March, “Salahaddin governor accuses Asaib Ahl Al-Haq militia of kidnapping and killing civilians,” 8/1/18

Baghdad Post, "Iraqi police kill 3 terrorists, wound 2 others in Kirkuk," 8/7/18

Bas News, "Ankara Claims It "Neutralized" Three PKK Fighters," 8/2/18

Al Ghad Press, “The commander of Samarra and Salahaddin police chief arrived in Dujail to control the security situation,” 8/1/18

Al Maalomah, "A civilian was killed by Turkish air strikes in Dohuk," 8/7/18

Al Mada, “Assassinations and kidnappings threaten to blow up the situation between the Dujail clans and a faction of the crowd,” 8/5/18

Al Masalah, "A sabotage operation cuts electricity from three governorates," 8/4/18

Mostafa, Nehal, "Three people of one family killed in armed attack, fourth kidnapped, south of Salahuddin," Iraqi News, 8/6/18

NINA, “Dozens of families from the eastern villages of Khanaqin in Diyala were displaced by terrorist threats,” 8/4/18
- "Gunmen Assassinate Family Of 4 In Hawai al-Bassat, North of Samarra," 8/8/18

Rudaw, "Kirkuk-Diyala electricity lines sabotaged again; Iraq blames 'terrorism,'" 8/2/18
- “Withdraw Shiite Hashd militias from Saladin, council urge PM Abadi,” 8/2/18

Sotaliraq, "Armed clash between Iraqi forces and Daash near Makhmour," 8/5/18

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