Monday, November 2, 2020

Security In Iraq Oct 22-28, 2020


After a slight dip at the start of October violence has gone back up in Iraq. During the third week of the month there was also an attack by a pro-Iran group ignoring the ceasefire that was declared this month.

 

There were a total of 25 security incidents reported in Iraq from October 22-28, 2020. One of those was an IED that hit a convoy in Basra carrying supplies to the U.S. This was the first attack by a pro-Iran group since October 11 when a halt to operations against the Americans was announced by a front group.

 

The remaining 24 incidents were by the Islamic State and took place in Baghdad (1), Anbar (3), Kirkuk (4), Salahaddin (5), and Diyala (11).

 

There were 16 deaths and 24 wounded during the week. 2 Hashd a-Shaabi, 3 Iraq Security Forces (ISF), and 11 civilians lost their lives and 1 Hashd, 10 ISF and 13 civilians were injured. Diyala had the most casualties with 22.

 

Anbar and Baghdad remained the quietest provinces in Iraq. In the former there were two sticky bombs, one aimed at a local health director, and a kidnapping, while in the capital militants shot and wounded 2 soldiers in the Tarmiya district in the north. Anbar is used as a logistics hub by IS so there are few incidents there while the insurgents have largely given up on trying to get into the capital city itself.

 

Kirkuk and Salahaddin saw its usual mix of shootings, 5 total, and IEDs, 3 between them. A village was attacked in the latter, the first time that’s happened since June.

 

Diyala returned as the most violent area of Iraq. A town was attacked, there was one gun battle and a police station was assaulted. IS also killed a sheikh and booby-trapped his body which went off when a crowd gathered to investigate killing 5 and wounding one. Of the 11 incidents 3 were in the Khanaqin district in the northeast and 5 were in Muqdadiya in the center. These are the two main areas IS operates in, and were it is seeking rural domination of the populace and security forces.

 

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

Anbar

1

1

1

3

Babil

1 Pro-Iran

-

2

-

Baghdad

3/

2 Pro-Iran

2

1

1

Basra

-

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Dhi Qar

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

-

Diwaniya

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

-

Diyala

6

3

8

11

Irbil

-

-

2

-

Kirkuk

4

-

10

4

Muthanna

 

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

Ninewa

1

5

3

-

Salahaddin

1

2

3/

1 Pro-Iran

5

TOTAL

19/

5 Pro-Iran

14/

1 Pro-Iran

30/

1 Pro-Iran

25/

1 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Oct 1-7

Oct 8-14

Oct 15-21

Oct 22-28

Anbar

5 (5W)

1 (1K)

2 (2W)

2 (2W)

Babil

-

-

2 (1K, 1W)

-

Baghdad

-

2 (1K, 1W)

3 (3W)

2 (2W)

Diyala

4 (4W)

3 (2K, 1W)

10 (6K, 4W)

22 (11K, 11W)

Irbil

-

-

6 (4K, 2W)

-

Kirkuk

11 (8K, 3W)

-

8 (4K, 4W)

6 (1K, 5 W)

Ninewa

1 (1K)

11 (3K, 8W)

6 (2K, 4W)

-

Salahaddin

-

1 (1K)

14 (8K, 6W)

8 (4K, 4W)

TOTAL

21 (9K, 12W)

18 (8K, 10W)

51 (25K, 26W)

40 (16K, 24W)

 

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

15

10

1

2

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

-

-

-

-

 

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

 

Violence By Province Oct 22-28 2020

Province

Violence

Anbar

3 Incidents

2 Wounded

2 Civilians

 

2 Sticky Bombs

Baghdad

1 Incident

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

1 Shooting

Basra

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

Diyala

11 Incidents

11 Killed

2 ISF

9 Civilians

11 Wounded

1 Hashd

4 ISF

6 Civilians

 

7 Shootings

4 IEDs

1 Mortar

Kirkuk

4 Incidents

1 Killed

1 ISF

5 Wounded

1 Civilian

4 ISF

 

2 Shootings

1 IED
1 Mortar

Salahaddin

5 Incidents

4 Killed

2 Civilians

2 Hashd

4 Wounded

4 Civilians

 

3 Shootings

2 IEDs

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "IS Kills Tribal Chief and Four Family Members in Diyala," 10/28/20

- "Kirkuk: Five Civilians Killed, Injured in IS Mortar Attack," 10/22/20

- "Roadside Bombing Kills Iraqi Soldier, Injures Two in Kirkuk," 10/22/20

 

Al Hurra, "Iraq .. Two people were killed in an attack carried out by unknown persons kilometers away from Al-Farhatiya," 10/27/20

 

Iraq Newspaper, "ISIS terrorist kidnapped engineer Fahdawai in Anbar," 10/25/20

 

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

- "A policeman was killed and another wounded in a terrorist attack in the Waqf Basin in Diyala," 10/25/20

- "The Popular Mobilization Forces thwart an ISIS infiltration east of Salahaddin," 10/27/20

- "Thwarting an infiltration attempt by ISIS in the outskirts of Um al-Hata in Diyala," 10/23/20

 

NINA, "4 Terrorists Killed In Salah Al-Din," 10/23/20

- "An Attempt By ISIS To Infiltrate Into Neft Kana Basin In Diyala Thwarted," 10/27/20

- "The PMF Repels An ISIS Attack Between Diyala And Salah Al-Din," 10/26/20

- "A policeman was wounded in an ISIS attack, west of Kirkuk," 10/24/20

- "The Popular Mobilization Forces Thwart An Attack To "ISIS" In Salah al-Din," 10/25/20

- "A soldier and a woman were injured in two security incidents in Diyala," 10/24/20

- "A Soldier Killed In An Armed Attack Northeast Of Baqubah," 10/28/20

 

NRT, "Officer, Two Soldiers Wounded In Bomb Blast In Diyala's Miqdadiya," 10/23/20

 

Shafaaq News, "Civilian assassinated and the death of two girls in two accidents in Diyala," 10/23/20

- "Diyala … ISIS attacks a village and clashes with its residents and security forces," 10/22/20

- "Six people, including members of one family, were wounded by two explosions and a traffic accident in Diyala," 10/28/20

 

Al Sumaria, "A civilian was injured in a car bomb explosion in Ramadi," 10/22/20

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

- "Injury to the director of health in Ana district, when a sticky device exploded," 10/25/20

- "Two soldiers were wounded by gunfire north of Baghdad," 10/25/20

 

Xinhua, "4 IS militants, 2 paramilitary soldiers killed in bomb attacks in Iraq," 10/23/20

 

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