Friday, May 10, 2019

Security In Iraq, May 1-7, 2019


Violence in Iraq remained at a very low level during the start of May. The number of incidents remained in the teens, and there were few casualties as well.

There were 18 incidents reported in Iraq from May 1-7. That was similar to previous weeks when there were 18 attacks the last week of April, and 17 the week before that. Diyala with 5 incidents had the most out of the 6 provinces with attacks.

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province
Province
May 1-7
Anbar
2
Babil
1
Diyala
5
Kirkuk
3
Ninewa
3
Salahaddin
4
TOTALS
18

Casualties In Iraq By Province
Province
May 1-7
Anbar
-
Babil
2 (2W)
Diyala
5 (2K, 3w)
Kirkuk
11 (5K, 6W)
Ninewa
3 (1K, 2W)
Salahaddin
5 (1K, 4W)
TOTALS
26 (9K, 17W)

There were just 26 casualties during the week. 9 people died made up of 1 Hashd al-Shaabi, 3 civilians and 5 Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). Another 17 were wounded consisting of 6 civilians and 11 ISF. Kirkuk with 11 casualties had the most during the week.

There were two incidents in Anbar, but one was not done by the insurgents. A family accused of affiliation with the Islamic State had their house bombed in Hit. Some IS members were also caught out in the open in Qaim and fired upon an Iraqi air force plane and were killed as a result. Anbar continues to have very few incidents each week, and appears to simply be a transit point for IS members coming from Syria for now.

For the second week in a row there were no incidents reported in Baghdad. Before that there were five straight weeks of attacks, but all were very small in the outer towns and villages of the province.

Diyala had 5 incidents. Four of those were IEDs, two of which struck government official’s houses, and a sniper fired at a checkpoint. 4 out of the 5 attacks occurred in the Baquba and Muqtadiya districts in the east and center of the governorate. Diyala is regularly the most violent area of the country each week. That’s because it is the core rebuilding area for IS. The militants have been attacking up and down the province shifting their operations from district to district. That shows that it has access to nearly every area of Diyala.

Kirkuk had 3 three shootings. One was an assault upon a checkpoint, and a mukhtar’s son was assassinated as well. Attacks have gone down in the province over the last four months.

A motorcycle bomb hit Mosul. Two suicide bombers were killed in Tal Abta in the west, 4 people were kidnapped and IS released a video showing it executing a Kurdish man it kidnapped in Ninewa. Like Anbar, there have been reports of IS fighters entering the province in the west from Syria along with people fleeing as a result. Attacks however have fluctuated up and down over the last few months.

There were four incidents in Salahaddin. A police patrol was ambushed in the Shirqat district, while five IS members wearing suicide vests were killed during a sweep in the middle of the governorate. Rockets were also discovered outside the base in Taji. It’s unclear if those were planted by IS however or pro-Iranian Hashd groups hoping to hit some U.S. troops who are stationed there. Attacks have been at a very low level in Salahaddin over the last two months.

Suicide-Car Bombs In Iraq 2018-19
Month
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
Totals
Jan
7
(1- Diyala,
3 – Baghdad/Baghdad,
3 - Kirkuk)
6
(1- Anbar,
1 – Diyala,
1 – Kirkuk,
1 – Salahaddin,
2 - Babil)
13
Feb
4
(1 – Anbar/Ramadi
1 – Diyala
1 – Kirkuk
1 - Ninewa)
-
4
Mar
2
(1 – Kirkuk/Kirkuk
1 - Salahaddin)
1
(1 – Kirkuk)
3
Apr
4
(1 - Salahaddin
3 – Anbar)
1
(1 – Kirkuk/Kirkuk)
5
May
8
(1 – Diyala
1 - Salahaddin)
2 – Baghdad/1 - Baghdad
4 - Kirkuk)
-
8
Jun

1
(1 – Salahaddin/Tikrit)
1
Jul
1
(1 – Salahaddin/Tikrit)
1
(1 – Kirkuk/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/Fallujah
1 – Salahaddin)
3
(1 – Anbar/Fallujah
1 – Kirkuk/Kirkuk
1 - Ninewa)
5
Nov
-
3
(1 – Ninewa/Mosul
2 – Salahaddin/Tikrit)
3
Dec
-
1
(1 – Ninewa)
1
Jan
1
(1 – Anbar)
3
(1 – Anbar
1 – Kirkuk
1 – Salahaddin/Tikrit)
4
Feb
1
(1 – Salahaddin)
1
(1 – Ninewa/Mosul)
2
Mar
-
1
(1 – Ninewa/Mosul)
1
Apr
-
2
(1 – Anbar
1 - Salahaddin)
2

Security In Iraq 2018-19
Week
Security
Incidents
(Total/By IS)
Dead
(Total/By IS)
Wounded
(Total/By IS)
Jan 1-7
62/60
45
63
Jan 8-14
58/56
58/56
66/63
Jan 15-21
62/59
151
151
Jan 22-28
59/51
140/136
65/63
Jan 29-31
24
21
21
JAN 2018
265/
250 by IS
417/
409 by IS
(196 Violent Deaths)
366/
361 by IS
Feb 1-7
58/56
192/141
62/60
Feb 8-14
57
58
91
Feb 15-21
53/52
343
43
Feb 22-28
46/44
38/37
70/68
FEB
214/
209 by IS
631/
579 by IS
(215 Violent Deaths)
266/
262 by IS
Mar 1-7
68/64
115/108
79/77
Mar 8-14
52
75
59
Mar 15-21
64/59
165/119
98
Mar 22-28
77/64
210/87
61/60
Mar 29-31
19/18
26/25
34
MAR
280/
257 by IS
591/
414 by IS
(446 Violent Deaths)
331/
328 by IS
Apr 1-7
38/34
172/140
27/25
Apr 8-14
60/52
173/136
81/72
Apr 15-21
43/35
63/18
72/70
Apr 22-28
40/31
60/30
39/33
Apr 29-30
12/11
14/11
4
APR
193/
163 by IS
482/
335 by IS
(236 Violent Deaths)
223/
204 by IS
May 1-7
45/39
52/43
55/54
May 8-14
55/51
68/46
49
May 15-21
35/32
55/26
80/75
May 22-28
49/46
72/62
51/49
May 29-31
16/13
39/30
15
MAY
200/
181 by IS
286/
207 by IS
(261 Violent Deaths)
250/
242 by IS
Jun 1-7
50/44
96/87
29/28
Jun 8-14
67/59
107/47
88
Jun 15-21
40/35
82/28
19
Jun 22-28
45/44
53/38
62
Jun 29-30
17/15
21/16
14
JUN
219/
197 by IS
359/
216 by IS
(315 Violent Deaths)
212/
211 by IS
Jul 1-7
50/49
56/52
90
Jul 8-14
42/39
56/47
31
Jul 15-21
50/45
59/42
63
Jul 22-28
29/24
61/53
19/15
Jul 29-31
23/21
25/13
11
JUL
194/
178 by IS
257/
207 by IS
(212 Violent Deaths)
214/
210 by IS
Aug 1-7
43/39
49/45
30/29
Aug 8-14
43/42
38
44
Aug 15-21
38/35
24/21
40/37
Aug 22-28
35/31
25/19
61
Aug 29-31
27/24
68/30
43
AUG
186/
171 by IS
204/
153 by IS
(189 Violent Deaths)
218/
214 by IS
Sep 1-7
38
44
54
Sep 8-14
48/43
63/55
127
Sep 15-21
44/38
90/74
70
Sep 22-28
36/33
22/17
27/26
Sep 29-30
9/6
19/10
29/25
SEP
175/
158 by IS
237/
200 by IS
(179 Violent Deaths)
307/
302 by IS
Oct 1-7
54/49
85/25
92
Oct 8-14
43/41
161/152
41
Oct 15-21
54/50
87/72
35
Oct 22-28
24/23
24/20
53
Oct 29-31
23
10
24
OCT
198/
186 by IS
367/
279 by IS
(177 Violent Deaths)
245 by IS
Nov 1-7
32/31
75/69
36
Nov 8-14
39/31
111/63
19
Nov 15-21
30/27
51/43
29
Nov 22-28
26/21
35/25
30
Nov 29-30
9/8
4
27
NOV
136/
118 by IS
276/
204 by IS
(183 Violent Deaths_
141 by IS
Dec 1-7
22/15
21/8
11
Dec 8-14
22
15
22
Dec 15-21
23/21
23/16
17
Dec 22-28
30/28
24/18
37
Dec 29-31
15/14
225/220
4
DEC
112/
100 by IS
308/
277 by IS
(96 Violent Deaths)
91 by IS
Jan 1-7
32/31
17/10
24
Jan 8-14
32/30
97/94
53
Jan 15-21
22/18
17/11
16/14
Jan 22-28
27/22
36/17
31
Jan 29-31
12
7
6
JAN
125/
114 by IS
174/
139 by IS
(108 Violent Deaths)
130/
128 by IS
Feb 1-7
29/28
76
30
Feb 8-14
24
26
18
Feb 15-21
40
112
12
Feb 22-28
25
36
70
FEB
118/
117 by IS
250 by IS
(115 Violent Deaths)
130 by IS
Mar 1-7
13
22
45
Mar 8-14
19/18
75/10
37
Mar 15-21
12/11
66/37
21/11
Mar 22-28
13/12
8/5
1
Mar 29-31
6
8
7
MAR
63/
61 by IS
179/
147 by IS
(54 Violent Deaths)
111/
101 by IS
Apr 1-7
20
22
13
Apr 8-14
41
28
42
Apr 15-21
17/16
9/8
26
Apr 22-28
19/18
45/10
15
Apr 29-30
2
1
4
APR
99 by IS/97
105 by IS
(69 Violent Deaths)
100 by IS
May 1-7
18/17
9
17

Violence By Province May 1-7, 2019
Province
Violence
Anbar
2 Incidents

1 Shooting
1 IED
Babil
1 Incident
2 Wounded
2 Civilians

1 Grenade
Diyala
5 Incidents
2 Killed
1 Civilian
1 Hashd
3 Wounded
1 ISF
2 Civilians

1 Shooting
4 IEDs
Kirkuk
3 Incidents
5 Killed
1 Civilian
4 ISF
6 Wounded
6 ISF

3 Shootings
Ninewa
3 Incidents
1 Killed
1 Civilian
2 Wounded
2 Civilians

1 Shooting
1 Motorcycle Bomb
2 Suicide Bombers Killed
Salahaddin
4 Incidents
1 Killed
1 ISF
4 Wounded
4 ISF

1 Shooting
1 IED
1 Rockets
5 Suicide Bombers Killed

SOURCES

Baghdad Post, "A civilian was killed and two others wounded by a roadside bomb in Diyala," 5/4/19
- "Explosion of explosive device in front of the house of a director of education of Diyala," 5/5/19
- "A member of the crowd was killed by sniper fire in Diyala," 5/4/19
- "One policeman was killed and four others were wounded in a bomb attack on the "Dash" terrorist gang in Shirqat," 5/3/19
- "Unknown persons targeting an improvised explosive device on the house of a director of the Department in Diyala," 5/5/19

Bas News, "IS Executes Kurdish Abductee Near Makhmour," 5/1/19
- "Roadside Bomb Hits Police Convoy in Diyala: Source," 5/6/19

Buratha News, "Rockets were foiled at the Taji military base," 5/1/19

Ebraheem, Mohammed, "Bomb explosion leaves two civilians wounded in Mosul," Iraqi News, 5/4/19

Al Forat, "Two suicide bombers were killed and two cars were detonated in the security operation of the Island in Salahaddin," 5/6/19

Iraq Newspaper, "A Policeman Was Killed And 3 Injured In An Attack By A terrorist In Shirwan Area Of Kirkuk, Iraq," 5/6/19
- "Terrorist Calls For Execution Of Four Badush Residents In Mosul," 5/4/19

Mostafa, Mohamed, "UPDATE: Iraqi army, tribes kill 13 Daesh militants in Anbar," Iraqi News, 5/7/19

NINA, "Daesh Kills A Son Of Village's Mukhtar West Of Kirkuk," 5/2/19
- "Death and wounding of seven members of the federal police armed assault on the Kirkuk-Irbil road," 5/6/19

Rudaw, "Attack in Kirkuk kills 3 Iraqi federal police, injures 1," 5/7/19

Al Sumaria, "Two suicide bombers were killed south of Tal Abta in Ninewa," 5/1/19
- "Unidentified gunmen blow up a home of a Daash family member in Hit," 5/6/19

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