Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Security In Iraq Nov 1-7, 2020


The number of security incidents recorded in Iraq dropped the first week of November by half from the previous week. Overall, violence has gone up and down since the fall.

 

From November 1-7 eleven security incidents were reported in Iraq. That compared to 24 the last full week of October, 29 the third week of that month, 13 the second week and 14 the first week. It was the lowest amount of incidents since the third week of August when there were 9 by the insurgents.

 

The attacks during the week were spread across Anbar (1), Babil (1), Kirkuk (1), Ninewa (3), and Diyala (5).

 

There were 17 casualties as a result. 1 Hashd al-Shaabi, 1 Iraqi Security Forces member (ISF), and 5 civilians died along with 3 civilians and 7 ISF that were wounded. Diyala had the most casualties with 10, while the other provinces were in single digits.

 

In Rutba in western Anbar towards the Jordanian border a man who was kidnapped towards the end of October was found executed. The security forces also launched a sweep through the Seleja area.

 

Two soldiers were hit by an IED in northeast Babil’s Jurf al-Sakhr. That district is a large Kataib Hezbollah base and IS’s favorite target in the governorate.

 

A checkpoint was shot at, a town was assaulted and its fields burned, and a police station was attacked in Diyala. Of the five incidents, three were in Muqdadiya in the center and two were in the Khanaqin district in the northeast. These are the areas where IS is most active in the province. It is asserting its control of rural areas by forcing out locals and intimidating the security forces. The government also launched a large sweep through the Khailania area of Muqdadiya after a sheikh was murdered there and his body was booby trapped with a bomb.

 

A member of the Hashd was killed when his house was attacked in the Hawija area of southern Kirkuk. The security forces also searched villages along the Tigris River.

 

In Ninewa, a checkpoint was hit by gun and mortar fire, a mukhtar was assassinated and two police were hit by an IED.

 

An infiltration attempt in Al-Eith in the Dour district in the center of Salahaddin province was intercepted by the Hashd.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Nov 1-7

Anbar

1

Babil

1

Diyala

5

Kirkuk

1

Ninewa

3

TOTAL

11

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Nov 1-7

Anbar

1 (1K)

Babil

2 (2W)

Diyala

10 (4K, 6W)

Kirkuk

1 (1K)

Ninewa

3 (1K, 2W)

TOTAL

17 (7K, 10W)

 

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

-

-

Nov

3

2

-

1

-

-

1

-

-

 

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

-

-

Nov

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

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

-

-

-

-

Nov

2

1

-

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

-

-

Nov

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

Nov 1-7

11

7

10

 

Violence By Province Nov 1-7, 2020

Province

Violence

Anbar

1 Incident

1 Killed

1 Civilian

 

1 Shooting

Babil

1 Incident

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

1 IED

Diyala

5 Incidents

4 Killed

1 ISF

3 Civilians

6 Wounded

3 Civilians

3 ISF

 

3 Shootings

2 IEDs

1 Field Burned

Kirkuk

1 Incident

1 Killed

1 Hashd

 

1 Gunfire

Ninewa

3 Incidents

1 Killed

1 Civilian

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

2 Shootings

1 IED

1 Mortar

 

SOURCES

 

Baghdad Post, "The second in a week … the ISIS terrorists launch an attack on an army security post south of Mosul," 11/1/20

 

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

- "Thwarting an ISIS attack on a police station in Kubba, Diyala," 11/7/20

 

NINA, "A large-scale security operation was launched north of Al-Muqdadiya, in Diyala Governorate," 11/1/20

- "A Mukhtar was killed by unidentified gunmen, west of Mosul," 11/2/20

- "The Number Of Victims Of The Double Bombing In Al-Abara, Diyala Increased To 9 Martyrs And Wounded," 11/5/20

- "The popular crowd thwarted an ISIS infiltration east of Salah al-Din," 11/5/20

- "Security Media Cell: A Security Operation In "Seleja" Area In Anbar," 11/7/20

- "A Security Operation To Search A Number Of Villages In Kirkuk," 11/7/20- "Thwarting an ISIS attack on a tribal mobilization site near Jalawla in Diyala," 11/2/20

- "Two policemen were wounded by an explosive device, south of Mosul," 11/5/20

- "Two soldiers were wounded by an explosive device north of Babylon," 11/7/20

 

Shafaaq News, "ISIS burns an orchard and clashes with the army and residents in Diyala," 11/3/20

- "A victim from the crowd, an ISIS attack on his home in Kirkuk," 11/6/20

 

Xinhua, "4 killed in explosions in eastern Iraq," 11/5/20

- "IS militants execute kidnapped engineer in western Iraq: official," 11/5/20

 

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