Monday, October 5, 2020

Islamic State And Pro-Iran Groups Both Pick Up Attacks In Iraq In September


For the third month in a row security incidents have increased in Iraq. This was due to growing signs of a fall offensive by the Islamic State and pro-Iran groups increasing pressure upon the Kazemi government.

 

There were a total of 113 security incidents reported in Iraq in September 2020. That was up from 88 in August, 73 in July and 60 in June. This was due to a rise in operations by both the insurgency and pro-Iran factions of the Hashd. The number of attacks by the Islamic State went from 52 in June to 61 in July to 64 in August and 82 in September. Likewise incidents by pro-Iran groups have gone from 8 in June to 12 in July to 24 in August to 31 in September. Hashd factions connected to Tehran picked up their attacks when talks between the U.S. and Iraq over a new security agreement began in June and reached a new level in September when Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi met with President Trump in Washington D.C. These are meant to embarrass the government and they have as the U.S. has threatened to close its embassy as a result, impose sanctions and carry out military strikes upon the Hashd. The Islamic State on the other hand appear to have started a fall offensive. This is interesting because violence has gone up while IS has shut down some of its networks. There are hardly any attacks in Baghdad for instance, and still few in Anbar and Salahaddin.

 

In September pro-Iran groups shifted from rocket attacks upon Baghdad’s Green Zone and military bases that housed Americans to setting up IEDs against convoys carrying supplies for the U.S. In August, 13 of 24 incidents were rocket attacks versus 10 bombings of trucks. In September that changed to 9 rocket and mortar incidents against 22 IEDs. 7 of those convoy attacks took place in Babil and 7 in Baghdad, followed by 4 in Salahaddin, 2 in Dhi Qar, 1 in Diwaniya and 1 in Najaf. The increase in attacks has also led to growing casualties amongst Iraqis with 6 killed and 10 wounded during September. On September 28 rockets aimed at Baghdad Airport fell short and landed on a house killing 5 and wounding 2 which finally brought out some public outrage about these incidents.

 

Of the 82 attacks by the Islamic State 2 were in Babil, 2 were in Baghdad, 2 in Irbil, 4 were in Anbar, 13 in Ninewa, 15 in Salahaddin, 17 in Kirkuk, and 31 in Diyala.

 

A total of 153 died and 86 were wounded from all of these incidents. That included 11 Hashd al-Shaabi, 15 Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and 27 civilians who lost their lives and 9 Hashd, 33 ISF, and 44 civilians that were injured. As usual, Diyala had the most casualties with 41 with another 26 in Kirkuk, 19 in Salahaddin, 18 in Ninewa, 12 in Baghdad, 11 in Anbar, 8 in Babil, and 4 in Irbil.

 

The number of incidents in Anbar actually declined from 6 in August to 4 in September. The types of incidents were more serious however including a car bomb in Ramadi, a car bomb being destroyed, and a third one exploding on some insurgents, plus a border guard HQ being attacked. There had not been a successful vehicle bomb in Iraq since February 2020. Anbar is used almost exclusively as a logistical and smuggling area by the Islamic State. Three car bombs showed that IS was increasing its operations.


 

There were few incidents in Babil and Baghdad as well. Attacks went from 5 in July to 3 in August to 2 in September in Babil. Likewise there were 4 incidents in Baghdad in July, 1 in August and 2 in September. Attacks have remained sporadic in Babil for the last two years. IS tried infiltrating into the capital in the fall of 2019, the winter of 2019-20 and in the spring of 2020. Now those networks into Baghdad have almost completely shut down.



 

Attacks continued to climb in Diyala and Ninewa with a spike in Kirkuk. Incidents in Diyala went from 19 in June to 25 in July, 26 in August and then 31 in September. During that period shootings went up along with attacks on towns. In Ninewa there were 2 attacks in July then 10 in August and 13 in September. Finally, there were three months straight with 9 incidents in Kirkuk before hitting 17 in September. That included a rare suicide bombing attack upon a checkpoint,  two more suicide bombers who were surrounded and detonated their devices. The last successful suicide bombing in Iraq occurred in July. In central and northeast Diyala and southern Kirkuk the Islamic State has focused upon rural control, driving out people from towns, enforcing taxation and intimidation of the local security forces. Ninewa, like Anbar is mostly used for logistics and smuggling. The increase in violence there is because of the fall offensive.

Finally, in Salahaddin security has remained largely the same. There were 11 incidents in June, 10 in July, 9 in August and 11 in September.

 

During September there were six security sweeps through Diyala, five in Ninewa and one in Kirkuk. Many of these went through core IS areas such as Khanaqin in northeast Diyala and yet they were not able to slow the pace of operations by the insurgents. Not only that but the militants have been able to kill high ranking officers of the security forces during some of these sweeps showing they are not deterred.

 

That brings up the last element of the Islamic State’s current strategy which is a war of attrition against the security forces. That began in the spring. From March to August the security forces made up the majority of the casualties. In September that changed to civilians accounting for most of the dead and wounded. IS still targeted officers during the month with a Hashd Brigade commander being killed by a sniper in Diyala, another dying from an IED, and a police regiment commander losing his life to an IED, both in Salahaddin.

 

Attacks by Pro-Iran Groups 2020

Date

Incident - Location

1/4/20

Mortar – Baghdad’s Jadriya – 5 wounded

 

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

 

Mortar – Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base – 3 wounded

1/5/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

1/8/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

1/12/20

Rockets – Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base – 6 wounded

1/14/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Camp Taji

1/20/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

1/21/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

1/26/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone – 3 wounded

1/31/20

Rockets – Kirkuk’s Qayara Base

 

January Totals - 11

2/15/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

2/21/20

Rockets – Irbil’s Makhmour Base

 

February Totals - 2

3/1/20

Rockets – Salahaddin’s Sadiq Base

3/2/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

3/5/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

3/11/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Camp Taji – 3 killed (2 US, 1 UK), 12 wounded

3/14/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Camp Taji – 7 wounded (3 US)

3/16/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Besmaya Base

3/17/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

3/26/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

 

March Totals - 8

4/18/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Nahrawan Chinese company

4/6/20

Rockets – Basra’s Burjisiya US company

 

April Totals – 2

5/6/20

Rockets – Baghdad International Airport

5/19/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

 

May Total - 2

6/8/20

Rockets – Baghdad International Airport

6/10/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

6/13/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Camp Taji

6/14/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Camp Taji

6/15/20

Rockets – Baghdad International Airport

 

Rockets found - Rashidiya, Baghdad

6/18/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

6/22/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s International Airport

 

June Total - 8

7/5/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone – 1 wounded

 

Rockets found – Baghdad’s Camp Taji

7/10/20

Rockets found – Aimed at Baghdad’s Green Zone

7/11/20

Burned trucks carrying supplies to US - Muthanna

7/19/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

7/22/20

IEDs trucks carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

7/23/10

Drone and bomb found – Jadriya, Baghdad

7/24/10

Rockets – Baghdad’s Besmaya Base

7/27/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Camp Taji

 

Rockets – Salahaddin’s Camp Speicher

7/30/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s International Airport

7/31/20

Rockets found – Jabour al-Shaarah, Baghdad

 

July Totals – 12

8/3/20

Rockets – 2 areas of Meshada Dist, Baghdad

 

Rockets – Baghdad’s Camp Taji

8/4/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

8/5/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

8/9/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

8/10/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US - Basra

8/11/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad’s Camp Taji

 

Rockets – Baghdad’s Camp Taji

 

Rockets – Landed in Tigris River, Baghdad

8/14/20

Rockets – Baghdad International Airport

 

Rockets – Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

8/15/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Camp Taji

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

8/16/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

8/18/20

Rockets – Baghdad International Airport

8/21/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad – 1 killed

8/22/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

8/23/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

8/28/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

8/29/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

8/30/20

Rockets – Baghdad International Airport

 

August Totals – 24

9/2/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil – 1 wounded

9/3/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

 

Rockets UK security company – Baghdad

9/6/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad – 2 wounded

 

Rockets – Baghdad International Airport

9/8/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil – 1 killed, 2 wounded

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad – 2 wounded

9/10/20

Rockets – Baghdad International Airport

9/12/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

9/14/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

9/15/20

IED on UK diplomatic convoy – Baghdad

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

9/16/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

9/17/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad also reported as Babil

9/18/20

IED American Inst for English Learning – Najaf

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin – 1 wounded

9/20/20

Rockets – Baghdad International Airport

9/21/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

9/22/20

Mortars – Baghdad’s Green Zone

9/23/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

9/27/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

9/28/20

Rockets – Baghdad’s Radwaniya – 5 killed 2 wounded

9/29/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

9/30/20

Rockets – Irbil Airport

 

IED airport road – Baghdad

 

September Totals - 31

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Sep 1-7

Sep 8-14

Sep 15-21

Sep 22-28

Sep 29-30

TOTALS

Anbar

2

1

-

1

-

4

Babil

1 Pro-Iran

2 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

3/

2 Pro-Iran

2/

1 Pro-Iran

9/

7 Pro-Iran

Baghdad

3/

2 Pro-Iran

2 Pro-Iran

7/

6 Pro-Iran

3 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

17/

15 Pro-Iran

Dhi Qar

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

2 Pro-Iran

Diwaniya

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Diyala

5

8

9

9

-

31

Irbil

-

1

-

1

1 Pro-Iran

3/

1 Pro-Iran

Kirkuk

4

4

5

3

1

17

Najaf

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Ninewa

2

4

4

3

-

13

Salahaddin

1

2/

1 Pro-Iran

5/

2 Pro-Iran

4/

1 Pro-Iran

1

15/

4 Pro-Iran

TOTAL

19/

4 Pro-Iran

27/

6 Pro-Iran

32/

10 Pro-Iran

28/

7 Pro-Iran

6/

3 Pro-Iran

113/

31 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Sep 1-7

Sep 8-14

Sep 15-21

Sep 22-28

Sep 29-30

Totals

Anbar

8 (2K, 6W)

3 (3W)

-

-

3 (3W)

11 (2K, 9W)

Babil

1 (1W)

3 (1K, 2W)

-

1 (1K)

-

8 (2K, 6W)

Baghdad

2 (2W)

2 (2W)

1 (1K)

7 (5K, 2W)

-

12 (6K, 6W)

Diyala

11 (5K, 6W)

7 (3K, 4W)

10 (5K, 5W)

13 (5K, 8W)

-

41 (18K, 23W)

Irbil

-

3 (3W)

-

1 (1K)

-

4 (1K, 3W)

Kirkuk

8 (2K, 6W)

11 (1K, 10W)

4 (4K)

3 (3K)

-

26 (10K, 16W)

Ninewa

4 (2K, 2W)

7 (3K, 4W)

5 (1K, 4W)

2 (2K)

-

18 (8K 10W)

Salahaddin

5 (2K, 3W)

1 (1W)

6 (1K, 5W)

3 (2K, 1W)

4 (1K, 3W)

19 (6K, 13W)

TOTAL

39 (13K, 26W)

37 (8K, 29W)

26 (12K, 14W)

30 (19K, 11W)

7 (1K, 6W)

139 (53K, 86W)

 

Islamic State Activity in Iraq 2018-20

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

2019

Totals

185

112

33

63

2

6

29

2

-

Jan 2020

13

6

-

2

-

1

-

-

-

Feb

16

5

2

8

-

1

-

-

-

Mar

15

10

4

2

-

-

-

-

-

Apr

20

17

4

2

-

-

-

-

-

May

38

18

8

9

1

5

17

-

-

Jun

13

1

-

2

-

1

2

-

-

Jul

10

10

1

2

-

-

2

-

-

Aug

16

5

2

7

-

3

3

-

-

Sep

21

8

2

3

-

-

6

-

-

 

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

2019

Totals

77

116

24

19

6

8

18

-

1

Jan 2020

10

1

2

2

-

1

-

-

-

Feb

5

-

2

1

-

2

1

-

-

Mar

1

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

Apr

17

7

6

3

-

2

1

1

-

May

15

10

1

7

1

4

10

-

-

Jun

5

2

1

1

-

1

1

-

-

Aug

5

5

1

-

-

-

3

-

-

Sep

9

5

2

2

-

2

2

3

-

 

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

2019

Totals

63

49

14

3

9

6

17

-

3

Jan 2020

7

5

2

1

-

1

-

-

-

Feb

5

5

-

-

1

-

-

-

1

Mar

2

5

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

Apr

8

8

1

4

-

1

1

-

-

May

5

9

-

2

-

-

2

-

-

Jun

-

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Jul

-

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

Aug

-

12

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Sep

5

7

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

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

2019

Totals

60

54

32

5

2

6

8

2

6

Jan 2020

4

-

-

1

1

-

-

-

-

Feb

5

-

1

-

-

1

-

-

-

Mar

5

2

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

Apr

4

3

3

-

-

1

-

-

-

May

21

6

9

5

-

2

2

-

-

Jun

5

4

1

2

-

-

1

-

-

Jul

4

5

1

1

1

-

-

-

-

Aug

6

3

3

1

-

-

-

-

-

Sep

6

10

3

1

-

-

-

-

-

           

Security In Iraq 2019-20

Week

Security

Incidents

(Total/By IS)

Dead

(Total/By IS)

Wounded

(Total/By IS)

Jan 1-7

32

17/10

24

Jan 8-14

32

94/31

53

Jan 15-21

22

17/11

16/14

Jan 22-28

27

36/17

31

Jan 29-31

12

7

6

JAN 2019

114

139

130/128

Feb 1-7

29/1

76/16

30

Feb 8-14

24

26

18

Feb 15-21

40

112/37

12

Feb 22-28

25

36

70

FEB

118/1

250/115

130

Mar 1-7

13

22

45

Mar 8-14

19

75/10

37

Mar 15-21

12

66/37

21/11

Mar 22-28

13

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

9/8

26

Apr 22-28

19

45

15

Apr 29-30

2

1

4

APR

99

105

100

May 1-7

20

15

18

May 8-14

24

31

41

May 15-21

37/1

62/25

39

May 22-28

43

39

54

May 29-31

13

16

48

MAY

137/1

163/125

200

Jun 1-7

26

19

44

Jun 8-14

25/1

29

15

Jun 15-21

21/2

6

13/10

Jun 22-28

18

17

41

Jun 29-30

9

3

9

JUN

99/3

74

122/119

Jul 1-7

20

11

39

Jul 8-14

14

31

10

Jul 15-21

17

14

37

Jul 22-28

23

14

20

Jul 29-31

8

13

13

JUL

82

83

119

Aug 1-7

27

14

31

Aug 8-14

18

13

13

Aug 15-21

20

33

15

Aug 22-28

27

24

72

Aug 29-31

11

19

10

AUG

104

103

141

Sep 1-7

39

39

38

Sep 8-14

30

35

43

Sep 15-21

23

27

26

Sep 22-28

24/1

15

20

Sep 29-30

7

6

4

SEP

123/1

122

131

Oct 1-7

3

1

2

Oct 8-14

14

25

17

Oct 15-21

19

29

13

Oct 22-28

22/1

33

10

Oct 29-31

12/1

4

11

OCT

70/2

92

53

Nov 1-7

6/1

4

1

Nov 8-14

9/1

2

25

Nov 15-21

15/1

11

2

Nov 22-28

17/1

24

33

Nov 29-30

8/1

6

37

NOV

55/5

47

98

Dec 1-7

36/3

33

44

Dec 8-14

19/3

19

19

Dec 15-21

26

44

25

Dec 22-28

30/1

30

38

Dec 29-31

9

8

7

DEC

120/7

134

133

Jan 1-7

25/7

16

84

Jan 8-14

24/3

12

34

Jan 15-21

23/2

11

12

Jan 22-28

11/1

10

8

Jan 29-31

8/1

4

1

JAN 2020

91/12

53

139

Feb 1-7

22

13

11

Feb 8-14

18/1

5

38

Feb 15-21

16/2

42

18

Feb 22-28

25

15

34

Feb 29

4

5

2

FEB

85/3

80

103

Mar 1-7

17/3

11

17

Mar 8-14

15/2

13

33

Mar 15-21

14/2

5

19

Mar 22-28

14/1

13

11

Mar 29-31

9

5

10

MAR

69/8

47

90

Ap 1-7

27/1

27

37

Apr 8-14

24

25

51

Apr 15-21

33/1

19

34

Apr 22-28

22

8

40

Apr 29-30

5

2

4

APR

111/2

81

165

May 1-7

44/1

47

36

May 8-14

49

21

47

May 15-21

66/1

45

64

May 22-28

30

9

21

May 29-31

7

3

12

MAY

196/2

125

180

Jun 1-7

17

13

19

Jun 8-14

16/4

10

15

Jun 15-21

16/3

11

19

Jun 22-28

10/1

8

13

Jun 29-30

1

4

2

JUN

60/8

46

68

Jul 1-7

12/2

3

9

Jul 8-14

16/2

15

15

Jul 15-21

19/1

17

28

Jul 22-28

13/5

9

8

Jul 29-31

13/2

3

7

JUL

73/12

47

67

Aug 1-7

10/4

7

10

Aug 8-14

19/8

7

22

Aug 15-21

14/5

13

20

Aug 22-28

32/3

23

41

Aug 29-31

13/3

4

12

AUG

88/24

54

105

Sep 1-7

19/4

13

26

Sep 8-14

27/6

8

29

Sep 15-21

32/10

12

14

Sep 22-28

28/7

19

11

Sep 29-30

6/3

1

6

SEP

113/31

53

86

 

Violence By Province Sep 2020

Province

Violence

Anbar

4 Incidents

2 Killed

2 ISF

9 Wounded

2 Civilians

3 Hashd

4 ISF

 

1 Shooting

1 Car Bomb

2 Car Bombs Destroyed

Babil

9/7 Pro-Iran Incidents

2 Killed

1 Civilian

1 ISF

6 Wounded

3 Civilians

3 Hashd

 

1 Shooting

7 IEDs

Baghdad

17/15 Pro-Iran Incidents

6 Killed

6 Civilians

6 Wounded

2 ISF

4 Civilians

 

1 Shooting

8 IEDs

7 Rockets

1 Mortar

Dhi Qar

2 Pro-Iran Incidents

 

2 IEDs

Diwaniya

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

Diyala

31 Incidents

18 Killed

2 Hashd

8 Civilians

8 ISF

23 Wounded

3 Hashd

7 ISF

13 Civilians

 

21 Shootings

6 IEDs

2 Sticky Bombs

1 Grenade

2 Mortars

Irbil

3/1 Pro-Iran Incidents

1 Killed

1 Hashd

3 Wounded

3 Civilians

 

2 IEDs

1 Rockets

Kirkuk

17 Incidents

10 Killed

4 Civilians

6 Hashd

16 Wounded

7 Civilians

9 ISF

 

9 Shootings

4 IEDs

1 Sticky Bomb

3 Suicide Bombers

3 Mortars

Najaf

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

Ninewa

13 Incidents

8 Killed

1 Hashd

1 ISF

6 Civilians

10 Wounded

10 Civilians

 

5 Shootings

7 IEDs

1 Suicide Bomber Arrested

Salahaddin

15/4 Pro-Iran Incidents

6 Killed

1 Hashd

2 Civilians

3 ISF

13 Wounded

2 Civilians

11 ISF

 

6 Shootings

10 IEDs

 

SOURCES

 

ANI, "Five terrorists killed in explosion while planning attack in Iraq," 9/27/20

 

Bas News, "IS Attacks Iraqi Forces near Syrian Border," 9/3/20

 

Kurdistan 24, "Suicide bombing at Kirkuk checkpoint leaves casualties: Military," 9/1/20

 

NINA, "A security element and two civilians were injured in a car bomb explosion in Ramadi," 9/1/20

- "Two suicide bombers blow themselves up after being besieged in Kirkuk," 9/8/20

 

NRT, "Two Federal Police Injured In Kirkuk Explosion," 9/8/20

- "Woman Killed, Three Policemen Wounded In Bomb Blast On Kirkuk-Tikrit Road," 9/1/20

 

Shafaaq News, "Salahaddin: AN explosion kills a leader in the popular crowd," 9/19/20

- "Thwarting a bloody attack against the security forces in Anbar," 9/12/20

 

Shilani, Hiwa, "ISIS attacks Iraqi border guards in Anbar, leaves 5 casualties: sources," Kurdistan 24, 9/3/20

 

Al Sumaria, "The commander of a police regiment was killed and an officer and two members of staff were wounded in an explosive explosion in Salahaddin," 9/30/20

- "The crowd announces the repulsion of an attack by ISIS north of Khanaqin," 9/6/20

 

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