Friday, November 30, 2018

Security In Iraq Nov 22-28, 2018

(Shafaaq News)

Violence continued to decline across Iraq at the end of November. There were the fewest reported incidents in any week of the year during the fourth week of the month.  

From November 22-28 only 28 incidents were reported in Iraq. That was the lowest figure in 2018. The previous low was 31 incidents from October 21-28. No province was in double figures in incidents with Diyala leading the country with 8. For most weeks Baghdad has had the most incidents, but this time it was third with just 5.

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province Nov 22-28, 2018
Anbar 1
Basra 1
Salahaddin 1
Kirkuk 2
Kurdistan 4
Baghdad 5
Ninewa 6
Diyala 8

Casualties In Iraq By Province Nov 22-28, 2018
Basra 1 (1 W)
Salahaddin 1 (1 K)
Kirkuk 3 (1 K, 2 W)
Anbar 4 (4 W)
Baghdad 10 (6 K, 4 W)
Kurdistan 10 (10 K)
Diyala 14 (10 K, 4 W)
Ninewa 24 (9 K, 15 W)

With the low number of incidents there were few casualties as well. 37 deaths were reported made up of 4 Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), 8 Hashd al-Shaabi, 10 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), and 15 civilians. Another 30 were wounded consisting of 4 Hashd, 8 ISF, and 18 civilians. Ninewa had the most casualties with 24.

During the week Ankara claimed it killed 10 members of the PKK in four air strikes. Every week for several months now Turkey has regularly bombed PKK positions in northern Kurdistan.

For a few weeks the Islamic State picked up its operations in Anbar, although the number of incidents remained low. That has now ended. There was just one attack in the province during the week when an IED hit some Iraqi soldiers near the Jordanian border, wounding four.

Violence has also fallen off in central Iraq. Earlier in the year Diyala, Kirkuk and Salahaddin were all averaging double digits in incidents. This week there was only a total of 16 incidents across all three. In Diyala, a Municipal Ministry worker was assassinated, and a soldier was killed by a sniper at a checkpoint. In Kirkuk, two men kidnapped by IS were freed. In Salahaddin a school principal was kidnapped and then his body was found, but it was not clear that this was done by militants. Central Iraq remains the core base for the rebuilding insurgency. Their attacks have always ebbed and flowed and this is one of those down periods.

IS is making its presence known in Ninewa again. There were 6 incidents there including two attacks upon villages, and a bus being hit by an IED that killed 4 and wounded 7. This uptick in violence only started a few weeks ago.

Islamic State Activity in Anbar 2018
Anbar
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
Jun
4
3
2
-
-
1
-
-
Jul
3
5
1
-
-
-
-
-
Aug
4
4
2
1
-
-
-
1
Sep
3
8
-
-
-
-
2
-
Oct
9
5
3
1
1
2
1
1
Nov
1
3
-
-
1
1
-
-

Islamic State Activity in Central Iraq 2018
Diyala
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Mortars
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
Jan
20
24
2
7
-
1
-
6
1
1
Feb
14
13
4
3
-
-
-
-
1
-
Mar
29
21
14
5
1
2
1
5
-
-
Apr
13
18
2
2
-
-
-
2
-
-
May
11
11
1
3
1
1
3
4
1
-
Jun
32
17
5
12
-
1
5
4
-
-
Jul
20
19
2
3
-
2
3
1
-
-
Aug
17
18
2
2
1
1
3
3
-
-
Sep
20
12
5
1
-
2
5
5
-
-
Oct
11
22
2
-
1
1
-
4
-
-
Nov
16
10
5
2
1
-
4
3
-
-

Kirkuk
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Mortars
Rockets
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
Jan
13
6
4
1
-
-
-
3
3
1
Feb
21
10
7
3
-
-
-
4
1
-
Mar
22
15
11
2
-
2
1
3
1
1
Apr
18
4
3
1
-
-
8
1
-
1
May
14
28
2
-
2
1
1
4
4
-
Jun
25
12
4
2
-
2
10
6
-
-
Jul
7
20
1
2
-
-
-
-
-
1
Aug
7
20
2
1
2
-
-
2
-
1
Sep
14
25
2
2
1
3
4
2
-
-
Oct
16
29
1
4
4
1
4
2
-
1
Nov
6
7
2
-
-
2
-
1
-
-

Salahaddin
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Mortars
Rockets
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
Jan
11
9
8
-
-
-
-
2
-
1
Feb
7
5
1
1
-
2
-
-
-
-
Mar
23
8
9
2
-
3
-
-
1
-
Apr
6
8
2
2
-
-
-
-
1
-
May
14
10
10
1
1
-
-
1
1
-
Jun
15
15
4
1
-
7
-
-
-
1
Jul
9
6
-
4
-
-
2
1
1
-
Aug
9
15
1
3
-
1
1
1
1
-
Sep
5
10
1
1
-
-
1
1
3
1
Oct
2
9
1
-
-
1
-
1
1
-
Nov
4
7
2
1
-
1
-
1
-
2

Islamic State Activity in Ninewa 2018
Ninewa
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
Jun
7
2
3
1
-
-
-
-
-
Jul
9
9
1
1
1
1
2
-
-
Aug
9
9
2
-
-
1
1
-
-
Sep
8
3
2
-
-
-
-
1
-
Oct
13
5
-
1
-
1
-
-
1
Nov
9
7
2
1
-
-
3
-
1
(Gun Battles, Attacks on Checkpoints, Attacks on Mukhtars, Attacks on Towns are all subsets of the total number of shootings and IEDs/Sticky Bombs reported)

Suicide-Car Bombs In Iraq 2018
Month
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
Totals
Jan
7
(1- Diyala,
3 – Baghdad,
3 - Kirkuk)
6
(1- Anbar,
1 – Diyala,
1 – Kirkuk,
1 – Salahaddin,
2 - Babil)
13
Feb
4
(1 – Anbar
1 – Diyala
1 – Kirkuk
1 - Ninewa)
-
4
Mar
2
(1 – Kirkuk
1 - Salahaddin)
1
(1 – Kirkuk)
3
Apr
4
(1 - Salahaddin
3 – Anbar)
1
(1 – Kirkuk)
5
May
8
(1 – Diyala
1 - Salahaddin)
2 – Baghdad
4 - Kirkuk)
-
8
Jun

1
(1 – Salahaddin)
1
Jul
1
(1 – Salahaddin)
1
(1 – Kirkuk)
2
Aug
1
(1 – Salahaddin)
2
(1 – Anbar,
1 – Kirkuk)
3
Sep
6
(1 – Ninewa)
2 – Anbar
3 – Salahaddin)
2
(1 – Kirkuk
1 – Salahaddin)
8
Oct
2
(1 - Anbar
1 – Salahaddin)
3
(1 – Anbar
1 – Kirkuk
1 - Ninewa)
5
Nov
-
3
(1 - Ninewa
2 – Salahaddin)
3

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
Aug 8-14
47
43
51
Aug 15-21
45
26
45
Aug 22-28
42
29
64
Aug 29-31
33
69
44
AUG
216
224
(209 Violent Deaths)
234
Sep 1-7
45
46
61
Sep 8-14
57
67
127
Sep 15-21
50
93
71
Sep 22-28
47
27
33
Sep 29-30
11
20
29
SEP
210
253
(195 Violent Deaths)
321
Oct 1-7
60
88
94
Oct 8-14
50
169
48
Oct 15-21
56
88
37
Oct 22-28
31
28
54
Oct 29-31
25
10
24
OCT
222
383
(193 Violent Deaths)
257
Nov 1-7
38
80
46
Nov 8-14
42
112
19
Nov 15-21
36
56
29
Nov 22-28
28
37
30

Violence By Province Nov 22-28, 2018
Anbar
1 Incident
4 Wounded
4 ISF

1 IED
Baghdad
5 Incidents
6 Killed
6 Civilians
4 Wounded
4 Civilians

2 Shootings
1 Sticky Bomb
1 Grenade
Basra
1 Incident
1 Wounded
1 ISF

1 Shooting
Diyala
8 Incidents
10 Killed
1 ISF
3 Civilians
6 Hashd
4 Wounded
2 Civilians
2 ISF

5 Shootings
3 IEDs
Kirkuk
2 Incidents
1 Killed
1 ISF
2 Wounded
2 Civilians

1 Shooting
Kurdistan
4 Incidents
10 Killed
10 PKK

4 Turkish Air Strikes
Ninewa
6 Incidents
9 Killed
2 Hashd
2 ISF
5 Civilians
15 Wounded
1 ISF
4 Hashd
10 Civilians

2 Shootings
4 IEDs
Salahaddin
1 Incident
1 Killed
1 Civilian

1 Shooting

SOURCES

Anadolu Agency, "Turkish jets 'neutralize' six terrorists in northern Iraq," 11/25/18

Ebraheem, Mohammed "11 Iraqi students killed, wounded as bomb blast targets school bus in Mosul," Iraqi News, 11/22/18
- "Islamic State sniper shoots Iraqi soldier dead near Diyala checkpoint," Iraqi News, 11/28/18

Al Forat, "The liberation of two abductees and the destruction of a Daash tunnel in Kirkuk," 11/25/18

Iraq Newspaper, "The Popular Crowd Is Now Repulsing An Attack On Daash Terrorists Near Shirqat In Mosul," 11/22/18

Al Maalomah, "Gunmen assassinate western employee in Baquba," 11/24/18
- "Jordanian troops discover four Iraqi soldiers wounded in an explosion inside the Iraqi border," 11/23/18

Mehmet, Fatih Hafiz, "12 PKK terrorists 'neutralized' in N. Iraq, SE Turkey," Anadolu Agency, 11/27/18

NINA, "A Mukhar killed by gunmen fire west of Mosul," 11/25/18

Sotaliraq, "The body of a school principal was found hours after he was abducted in Salahaddin," 1128/18

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