Monday, June 10, 2019

Security In Iraq Jun 1-7, 2019

(Iraqi News)

June was the third month of the Islamic State’s new Revenge of the Levant campaign. During the first week of the month however the number of security incidents dipped. The types of attacks conducted showed that the insurgents were still aimed at ramping up pressure upon the locals and security forces.

There was a total of 26 incidents reported in Iraq from June 1-7. That was down from 43 the last full week of May. It was still above most of the weekly totals from March and April when the number of attacks averaged in the teens. Diyala with 7 and Anbar with 8 had the most attacks during the week.

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province
Province
Jun 1-7
Anbar
8
Babil
1
Baghdad
3
Diyala
7
Kirkuk
3
Ninewa
4
TOTALS
26

Casualties In Iraq By Province
Province
Jun 1-7
Anbar
7 (1K, 6W)
Babil
-
Baghdad
28 (9K, 19W)
Diyala
9 (6K, 3W)
Kirkuk
10 (2K, 8W)
Ninewa
9 (1K, 8W)
TOTALS
63 (19K, 44W)

There was a total of 63 casualties during the start of June. That included 19 deaths made up of 2 Hashd al-Shaabi, 8 civilians and 9 Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and another 44 wounded of 9 Hashd, 13 civilians and 22 ISF. Baghdad with 28 had the most casualties.

Anbar had 8 incidents spread across the breadth of the province. That included five gun battles with the security forces in Rutba in the west by Jordan, and Hit and Baghdadi in the east. Three suicide bombers were also killed in Qaim in the west by Syria and Amiriya Fallujah in the east. Attacks have gone up and down in Anbar. There were only 7 attacks total in May for instance. Anbar appears to be a secondary front for the Islamic State right now.

Baghdad has largely been ignored by IS, and there were only 3 incidents during the week, but one was a major attack. On June 4 the security forces received a report about an IED in the Tarmiya district in the outer north of the province. When they arrived to investigate militants opened fire upon them with snipers in an ambush followed by an IED. In total 6 members of the ISF were killed and 15 wounded. At the end of the week there was another attack in that district this time on civilians that left 2 dead and 4 injured. Tarmiya used to be a hotbed of insurgent activity. March was the last time there was a similar incident in that district. In order for IS to remain relevant it has to return to the capital to challenge the government and to raise more money.

Diyala, Kirkuk, Ninewa, and Salahaddin are the base for the Islamic State’s rebuilding. There were no incidents reported in Salahaddin. In Diyala there were 7 including a kidnapping, and two checkpoints attacked. One of those attacks occurred in Abu Saida in the west where there are reports of locals fleeing because of IS activity. Kirkuk had just three incidents including another assault upon a security point. Finally, there were 4 incidents in Ninewa. A car bomb was discovered and dismantled in Mosul. There have been regular attacks on the city showing that the militants still have access to this major urban area. Two fields were also burned and IEDs set nearby to kill and maim those attempting to put the blazes out. This is a new tactic IS started last month. They are attempting to enforce taxes upon the farmers and drive some out so that the insurgents can take over their villages. Gaining towns is important because it allows training camps to be established so that IS can rebuild its cadres.

Islamic State Activity in Iraq 2018-19
Anbar
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
2018
Totals
45
67
13
4
6
5
7
3
Jan 2019
6
4
1
-
2
1
1
1
Feb
10
11
4
1
1
4
-
-
Mar
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
Apr
1
8
1
-
-
1
-
1
May
3
3
-
-
1
-
-
2
Jun
5
1
4
-
-
-
-
-
2019
Totals
27
28
10
1
4
6
1
4

Diyala
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
2018
Totals
219
198
47
43
5
13
25
3
1
Jan 2019
21
2
3
8
-
-
1
-
-
Feb
18
2
5
7
-
-
3
-
-
Mar
7
6
1
2
-
-
-
-
-
Apr
13
15
2
4
1
-
1
-
-
May
11
13
3
5
-
-
13
(9 Farms Burned)
-
-
Jun
6
2
-
2
-
1
-
-
-
2019
Totals
76
40
14
28
1
1
18
-
-

Kirkuk
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
2018
Totals
172
182
39
18
10
14
29
9
6
Jan 2019
8
17
-
4
2
3
-
-
1
Feb
9
5
3
-
-
2
1
-
-
Mar
5
11
2
1
2
-
2
-
-
Apr
5
9
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
May
11
18
2
3
1
-
13
(13 Farms Burned)
-
-
Jun
1
2
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
2019
Totals
39
62
10
9
5
5
16
-
1

Ninewa
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
2018
Totals
139
74
43
7
5
6
6
2
3
Jan 2019
6
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
Feb
8
3
2
2
-
-
1
-
1
Mar
6
1
3
-
-
-
1
-
1
Apr
6
6
1
-
1
2
2
-
-
May
8
8
1
-
1
2
6
(5 Farms Burned)
-
1
Jun
1
2
-
-
-
-
2
(2 Farms Burned)
-
-
2019
Totals
35
20
7
2
3
4
12
-
3

Salahaddin
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
2018
Totals
110
102
41
18
1
16
4
9
5
Jan 2019
5
5
3
1
-
3
-
-
1
Feb
7
11
3
-
-
2
1
1
-
Mar
3
5
2
-
-
-
-
-
1
Apr
2
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
1
May
8
6
4
1
-
-
6
(5 Farms Burned)
-
-
2019
Totals
25
29
13
2
-
5
7
1
3
(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 2018-19
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
May
1
(1 – Baghdad)
3
(2 – Anbar
1 – Ninewa)
4

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
114
139
130
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
250
130
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
61
147
101
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
105
100
May 1-7
18/17
9
17
May 8-14
24
31
41
May 15-21
37/36
62
39
May 22-28
43
39
54
May 29-31
13
16
48
MAY
136/135
162
199
Jun 1-7
26
19
44

Violence By Province Jun 1-7, 2019
Province
Violence
Anbar
8 Incidents
1 Killed
1 ISF
6 Wounded
1 Hashd
2 Civilians
3 ISF

5 Shootings
1 IED
1 Suicide Motorcycle Bomber Killed
2 Suicide Bombers Killed
Babil
1 Incident

1 Shooting
Baghdad
3 Incidents
9 Killed
3 Civilians
6 ISF
19 Wounded
4 Civilians
15 ISF

3 Shootings
1 IED
Diyala
7 Incidents
6 Killed
1 ISF
5 Civilians
3 Wounded
1 Civilian
2 ISF

6 Shootings
2 IEDs
Kirkuk
3 Incidents
2 Killed
2 Hashd
8 Wounded
2 Civilians
6 Hashd

1 Shooting
2 IEDs
Ninewa
4 Incidents
1 Killed
1 ISF
8 Wounded
2 Hashd
2 ISF
4 Civilians

1 Shooting
2 IEDs
1 Car Bomb Dismantled

SOURCES

Al Arabiya, "security forces killed by gunfire in Tarmiya, north of Baghdad," 6/4/19

Baghdad Post, "One person was killed and three others were wounded in an armed attack in Tarmiyah," 6/7/19
- "Tow suicide bombers wearing explosive belts in Amiriya Fallujah," 6/4/19
- "Unknown gunmen assassinate a civilian in the area of Husseiniya Rashidiya north of Baghdad," 6/7/19

Ebraheem, Mohammed, "6 Iraqi security men killed in armed attack in Salahuddin," Iraqi News, 6/4/19
- "Iraqi soldier killed, two wounded in armed attack in northern Baghdad," Iraqi News, 3/19/19
- "Two Islamic State militants killed in gunfight with Iraqi forces in Anbar," Iraqi News, 6/4/19

Al Forat, "Anbar operations: Three terrorists were killed in a tunnel and a fighter was wounded near Hit,' 6/6/19
- "Two were wounded in the crowd during an inspection near Rashad," 6/5/19

Kurdistan 24, "ISIS attack north of Baghdad kills 2 brothers, wounds third: Security," 6/7/19
- "'Terrorist' attack north of Baghdad kills four Iraqi soldiers on Eid: Interior Ministry," 6/4/19

Mamouri, Ali, "Islamic State in Iraq is not over yet," Al Monitor, 6/8/19

Al Mirbad, "Aborted a suicide attack targeting citizens in al-Baghdadi area," 6/5/19

Shafaaq News, "Crushing Daesh organization that tried to attack areas north of Karbala," 6/4/19

Xinhua, "Iraqi officer killed in clash with IS militants in western Iraq," 6/2/19

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