Thursday, November 5, 2020

Islamic State Attacks Slowly Creep Up In Iraq


While the total number of security incidents went down from September to October in Iraq, Islamic State operations in the country have slowly but surely been going up for the last four months. This doesn’t look like a Fall offensive as originally predicated because there has been no spike, but rather the insurgents picking up the pace of their attacks overall. At the same time pro-Iran groups have largely halted their campaign against the United States.

 

There were a total of 93 incidents reported in Iraq during October. That was down from 113 in September, but up from 88 in August, 73 in July, and 60 in June. 8 of those incidents were by groups aligned with Tehran leaving 85 by the Islamic State.

 

Iranian backed Hashd groups started a campaign against the U.S. and western targets in January. The number of attacks have gone up and down throughout the year. Starting in June their attacks picked up as the U.S. and Iraq entered into talks over a new security agreement. Then in the middle of October a front group for the resistance factions as they like to call themselves said they would halt attacks to allow the Americans to withdraw from the country. That meant there were only 7 incidents by them in October versus 31 the month before. There were two attacks however after the ceasefire was announced, one on October 11 and then another on October 24 when convoys carrying supplies to the U.S. were hit by IEDs in Muthanna and Basra. The resistance is made up of various groups and they have formed new front organizations as well to deny responsibility. Not all of the factions may be controllable leading to the last two incidents.

 

The number of Islamic State attacks have steadily increased since the summer. There were 52 incidents in June then 61 in July, 64 in August, 82 in September and 85 in October. The types of attacks have changed as well. In August for instance there were just shootings and IEDs. By September however there were car bombs and suicide bombers.




 

Anbar, Babil, Baghdad, and Irbil had incidents in the single digits during the month. Anbar had 7 attacks up from 4 in September. That included a motorcycle bomb in Fallujah, a kidnapping in the Rutba district and an attempt on the life of a health official in the Ana district. These were unusual in a province where the militants mostly focus upon smuggling across the Syrian border. Babil saw 2 incidents by IS included an attempted assassination of a Hikma parliamentarian in Hilla that killed his nephew. Again, this was a change as the insurgents usually just set IEDs for Kataib Hezbollah members in their base in Jurf al-Sakhr. Baghdad had 8 incidents in October an increase from 2 in September. The standout was an attack upon a village in the Abu Ghraib area in the west. IS has given up on infiltrating the city itself and mostly has small scale harassing attacks on the perimeter. Assaulting a town therefore was a large escalation. There were two IEDs in Irbil’s Makhmour district in the south. This is a disputed area which IS has tried to exploit during this year as there is a gap between the government and Kurdish security forces.



 

Ninewa and Salahaddin remained secondary fronts for IS. There were 9 incidents in Ninewa down from 13 the month before. A mukhtar’s son was assassinated and a checkpoint was shot at. Like Anbar, the province is mostly used for logistics. In Salahaddin, there were 10 incidents which has been about the average for the last 5 months. One town was attacked and there were three gun battles. Besides that the biggest event was Asaib Ahl Al-Haq being accused of kidnapping 12 people in the Balad district with 8 of their bodies showing up later. This was the latest example of the government not being able to control the forces under its authority.



 

Diyala and Kirkuk remained the core areas of IS in Iraq. Diyala had 31 incidents the same number as September. There was one shoot out, one kidnapping, 2 checkpoints were attacked, 2 attacks on sheikhs including one who had his body booby trapped with a bomb after he was killed, 2 towns were assaulted and four were hit by mortars. In Kirkuk there were 18 attacks including 1 gun battle, 1 checkpoint shot at and three towns attacked and one hit by mortars. IS has picked up raids on towns since June. In both provinces the goal of these operations is to drive locals out so that the militants can operate, train and rebuild without any interference. It is also meant to force people to pay taxes. IS has de facto control of many rural areas of central and northeast Diyala in Muqdadiya and Khanaqin districts. There are dozens of towns that are empty and hundreds of people have been forced out. It looks like IS is trying to do the same in southern Kirkuk.

 

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 – Baghdad’s Rashidiya

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 – Baghdad’s Jabour al-Shaarah

 

July Totals – 12

8/3/20

Rockets – 2 areas of Baghdad’s Meshada Dist

 

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

10/1/20

Rocket at convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

10/5/20

Rockets – Baghdad International Airport

 

Rockets – Baghdad’s Jadriya neighborhood

10/11/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

10/24/20

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Basra

 

October Totals - 7

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Oct 1-7

Oct 8-14

Oct 15-21

Oct 22-28

Oct 29-31

TOTAL

Anbar

1

1

1

3

1

7

Babil

1 Pro-Iran

-

2

-

-

3/

1 Pro-Iran

Baghdad

3/

2 Pro-Iran

2

1

1

1

8/

2 Pro-Iran

Basra

-

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

1 Pro-Iran

Dhi Qar

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Diwaniya

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Diyala

6

3

8

11

3

31

Irbil

-

-

2

-

-

2

Kirkuk

4

-

10

4

-

18

Muthanna

 

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Ninewa

1

5

3

-

-

9

Salahaddin

1

2

3/

1 Pro-Iran

5

-

11/

1 Pro-Iran

TOTAL

19/

5 Pro-Iran

14/

1 Pro-Iran

30/

1 Pro-Iran

25/

1 Pro-Iran

5

93/

8 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Oct 1-7

Oct 8-14

Oct 15-21

Oct 22-28

Oct 29-31

TOTAL

Anbar

5 (5W)

1 (1K)

2 (2W)

2 (2W)

2 (2K)

12 (3K, 9W)

Babil

-

-

2 (1K, 1W)

-

-

2 (1K, 1W)

Baghdad

-

2 (1K, 1W)

3 (3W)

2 (2W)

1 (1K)

8 (2K, 6W)

Diyala

4 (4W)

3 (2K, 1W)

10 (6K, 4W)

22 (11K, 11W)

6 (1K, 5W)

25 (20K, 25W)

Irbil

-

-

6 (4K, 2W)

-

-

6 (4K, 2W)

Kirkuk

11 (8K, 3W)

-

8 (4K, 4W)

6 (1K, 5 W)

-

25 (13K, 12W)

Ninewa

1 (1K)

11 (3K, 8W)

6 (2K, 4W)

-

-

18 (6K, 12W)

Salahaddin

-

1 (1K)

14 (8K, 6W)

8 (4K, 4W)

-

23 (13K, 10W)

TOTAL

21 (9K, 12W)

18 (8K, 10W)

51 (25K, 26W)

40 (16K, 24W)

9 (4K, 5W)

139 (62K, 77W)

 

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

-

-

Oct

17

11

1

2

2

1

2

-

-

 

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

-

Oct

8

7

1

1

-

-

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

-

-

-

-

-

-

Oct

4

5

-

1

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

-

-

-

-

-

Oct

6

3

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

Oct 1-7

19/5

9

12

Oct 8-14

14/1

8

10

Oct 15-21

30/1

25

26

Oct 22-28

25/1

16

24

Oct 29-31

5

4

5

OCT

93/8

62

77

 

Violence By Province Oct 2020

Province

Violence

Anbar

7 Incidents

3 Killed

3 Civilians

9 Wounded

1 ISF

8 Civilians

 

1 Shooting

1 IED

2 Sticky Bombs

1 Motorcycle Bomb

Babil

3/1 Pro-Iran Incidents

1 Killed

1 Civilian

1 Wounded

1 Hashd

 

1 Shooting

1 IED

1 Rocket

Baghdad

8/2 Pro-Iran

2 Killed

2 Civilians

6 Wounded

3 Civilians

3 ISF

 

3 Shootings

1 IED

1 Sticky Bomb

2 Rockets

2 Suicide Bombers Arrested

Basra

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

Dhi Qar

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

Diwaniya

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

Diyala

31 Incidents

20 Killed

1 Hashd

3 ISF

16 Civilians

25 Wounded

5 Hashd

6 ISF

14 Civilians

 

17 Shootings

10 IEDs

1 Sticky Bomb

5 Mortar

Irbil

2 Incidents

4 Killed

4 Civilians

2 Wounded

2 Civilians

 

2 IEDs

Kirkuk

18 Incidents

13 Killed

1 Hashd

5 ISF

7 Civilians

12 Wounded

3 Civilians

9 ISF

 

8 Shootings

7 IEDs

2 Mortars

1 Motorcycle Bomb Defused

1 Suicide Bomber Killed

Muthanna

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

Ninewa

9 Incidents

6 Killed

2 Hashd

4 Civilians

12 Wounded

5 ISF

7 Civilians

 

4 Shootings

5 IEDs

Salahaddin

11/1 Pro-Iran Incidents

13 Killed

2 Hashd

11 Civilians

10 Wounded

2 ISF

4 Civilians

4 Hashd

 

6 Shootings

3 IEDs

1 Suicide Bomber Killed

 

SOURCES

 

Buratha News, "A source reveals the nature of the Fallujah explosion and confirms that five people were injured," 10/5/20

 

Al Maalomah, "3 civilians were injured in a car bomb explosion in Fallujah," 10/5/20

- "The death toll from the terrorist attack in Muqdadiya increased to 7 martyrs and wounded," 10/27/20

 

Mamouri, Ali, “Iraqi militias defy government, expand networks and pressure,” Al Monitor, 10/19/20

 

NINA, "2 Members Of The Tribal Mobilization Martyred At The Hands Of ISIS Gangs In Southeast Mosul," 10/18/20

- "An IED Explodes, Targets An Int'l Coalition's Convoy In Highway Between Samawah And Diwaniya," 10/11/20

- "MP for the Wisdom Movement Salem Tahmir survived an assassination attempt in western Hilla," 10/19/20

 

Shafaaq News, "An armed attack kills the son of a local official in Ninewa," 10/9/20

 

Al Sumaria, "An explosive device targeting an international coalition logistical support convoy in Basra," 10/24/20

- "Three civilians were wounded in an armed attack on a village, west of Baghdad," 10/20/20

 

Wali, Zhelwan, "Ten bodies discovered in Salahaddin a day after 12 Sunnis 'abducted': official," Rudaw, 10/17/20

 

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