Monday, November 16, 2020

Security In Iraq Nov 8-14, 2020


Attacks in Iraq continued to fluctuate up and down. The first week of November there were 11 incidents. That went up to 25 the second week.

 

From November 8-14 security incidents took place across Babil (1), Baghdad (2), Ninewa (2), Anbar (3), Salahaddin (4), Kirkuk (5), and Diyala (8).

 

That left 23 dead and 39 wounded. 7 Hashd al-Shaabi, 8 civilians and 8 Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) lost their lives while 7 civilians 16 Hashd and 16 ISF were injured. Baghdad had the most casualties with 20, with 16 in Kirkuk and 13 in Diyala.

 

Two soldiers were shot by a sniper and a checkpoint was attacked both in the Hit district. The Islamic State also kidnapped 4 people in the Rutba district and released three of them. Like the rest of Iraq incidents in Anbar have gone up and down nearly every week. The province is mostly used for smuggling so there are never that many attacks overall.

 

There was a rare clash between the insurgents and ISF in Baghdad. That occurred in Radwaniya in the south when IS attacked a checkpoint and set up an IED to hit the reinforcements that arrived. It left 11 dead and 8 wounded. This was one of the biggest incidents in the governorate for months. There was also an IED in Shaab in the north. The militants are no longer trying to infiltrate into Baghdad itself but it’s still carrying out a few operations in the periphery of the governorate.

 

As usual Diyala had the most incidents in Iraq during the week. Most were IEDs, a total of 4, but two checkpoints were attacked. The government also conducted three sweeps but these have had little effect upon security.

 

In Kirkuk there was one gun battle and a checkpoint was shot at amongst the 5 incidents there during the week. Most of these incidents occurred in the south where IS was never routed during the war, but there was one shooting in Kirkuk city as well.

 

Two towns were hit by mortars in Ninewa. One was in Tal Keif in the north and one in Hamam al-Alil in the south. Like Anbar there are few incidents here as it is mostly used for smuggling across the Syrian border.

 

Of the four incidents in Salahaddin there was one gun battle and some fishermen were attacked and one of their boats burned both in Tuz Kharmato. The insurgents have been hitting different parts of the province each week. Sometimes it’s in the south sometimes in the center sometimes in the north, etc. Most of these appear to be coming from Diyala and Kirkuk but IS also looks like it has some camps around Samarra in the center.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Nov 1-7

Nov 8-14

Anbar

1

3

Babil

1

1

Baghdad

-

2

Diyala

5

8

Kirkuk

1

5

Ninewa

3

2

Salahaddin

-

4

TOTAL

11

25

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Nov 1-7

Nov 8-14

Anbar

1 (1K)

4 (1K, 3W)

Babil

2 (2W)

1 (1K)

Baghdad

-

20 (11K, 9W)

Diyala

10 (4K, 6W)

13 (4K, 9W)

Kirkuk

1 (1K)

16 (5K, 11W)

Ninewa

3 (1K, 2W)

3 (3W)

Salahaddin

-

5 (1K, 4W)

TOTAL

17 (7K, 10W)

62 (23K, 39W)

 

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

7

6

-

2

-

-

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

4

1

1

1

-

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

4

1

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

Nov 8-14

25

23

39

 

Violence By Province Nov 8-14, 2020

Province

Violence

Anbar

3 Incidents

1 Killed

1 ISF

3 Wounded

3 ISF

 

2 Shootings

Babil

1 Incident

1 Killed

1 Civilian

 

1 Shooting

Baghdad

2 Incidents

11 Killed

5 Hashd

6 Civilians

9 Wounded

1 Civilian

8 Hashd

 

1 Shooting

2 IEDs

Diyala

8 Incidents

4 Killed

1 Civilian

3 ISF

9 Wounded

1 Civilian

8 ISF

 

4 Shootings

4 IEDs

Kirkuk

5 Incidents

5 Killed

2 Hashd

3 ISF

11 Wounded

5 ISF

6 Hashd

 

3 Shootings

1 IED

Ninewa

2 Incidents

3 Wounded

3 Civilians

 

2 Mortars

Salahaddin

4 Incidents

1 Killed

1 ISF

4 Wounded

2 Civilians

2 Hashd

 

3 Shootings

1 IED

 

SOURCES

 

Baghdad Post, "A civilian was wounded by a foreign body explosion in Al-Shaab area in Baghdad," 11/8/20

 

Bas News, "IS Kills Tow Iraqi Policemen, Injures Four near Hawija," 11/14/20

- "Tuz Khurmatu: Hashd al-Shaabi Clashes with IS Militants," 11/13/20

 

Al Maalomah, "3 policemen were killed and wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in Diyala," 11/13/20

- "Diyala .. Director of the water district of Abu Said survives an assassination attempt," 11/9/20

- "ISIS released 3 of the 4 shepherds, hours after they were kidnapped in western Anbar," 11/10/20

- "The launch of a military engineering operation in Khailania, northeastern Diyala," 11/12/20

- "A military operation to track down ISIS in the orchards and villages of Al-Abara in Diyala," 11/10/20

- "PMF And Federal Police Launch A Joint Security Operation South Of Kirkuk," 11/13/20

- "Thwarting an ISIS terrorist attack on an army station in Diyala," 11/12/20

- "Two soldiers wounded in an armed attack west of Anbar," 11/10/20

 

Al Monitor, "Suspected Islamic State gunmen kill 11 at military post outside Baghdad," 11/9/20

 

NINA, "2 IEDs Explode Without Injuries In Al-Muqdadiya, Diyala," 11/13/20

- "3 Civilians Wounded By 2 Mortar Shell, South Of Mosul," 11/14/20

- "3 Mortar Shells Hit An Area, North Of Mosul, Nineveh Governorate," 11/12/20

- "A Fighter In The PMF Injured By An IED In Makhoul Mountains," 11/8/20

- "A number of security elements were killed and wounded in the explosion of an explosive device in Kirkuk," 11/9/20

-"A Security Operation Launched To Secure The Desert Between Karbala And Anbar," 11/9/20

- "A Security Operation To Pursue ISIS Remnants In Naqshbandi Area, Northeast Of Baquba," 11/14/20

- "A Soldier Killed And Another Wounded In An IED's Explosion Northeast Of Baquba," 11/12/20

- "A Soldier Wounded In An ISIS Attack Northwest Of Kirkuk," 11/13/20

- "A Teacher Assassinated In Al-Muqdadiya District, Diyala," 11/13/20

- "Three policemen were killed and wounded when an explosive device went off northeast of Baqubah," 11/13/20

 

NRT, "Police Officer Killed, Three Others Wounded In ISIS Attack In Diyala's Jalawla," 11/14/20

 

Omar, Shahla, "Iraqi forces launch 'large scale' anti-ISIS air and ground operation in Salahaddin," Rudaw, 11/8/20

 

Shafaaq News, "ISIS attacks fishermen, east of Salahaddin, and the Lion of Amerli is attacked," 11/8/20

- "Unidentified people assassinate members of the Popular Mobilization Forces in Kirkuk," 11/13/20

 

Al Sumaria, "An affiliate of the Federal Police was killed while responding to an ISIS attack in Samarra," 11/8/20

- "A civilian was killed in an armed attack south of Baghdad," 11/13/20

- "ISIS kidnapped a person southwest of Kirkuk," 11/10/20

 

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