Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Security In Iraq July 8-14 2019

(Shaafaq News)

The Islamic State is in the middle of its annual spring-summer offensive Revenge of the Levant and yet little has come of it so far. Attacks have been heading downwards since the middle of June.

There were 13 incidents from July 8-14, 2019. One of those was a mass grave with 18 bodies of Yazidis killed by the Islamic State being discovered in Ninewa’s Sinjar district. The government just finished a large operation sweeping through Anbar, Ninewa and Salahaddin, which might have disrupted IS’s operations during the week. While very few militants were killed or captured they did have to move out of the area to avoid the security forces. Baghdad and Diyala were tied with the most incidents with four each.

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province
Province
Jul 1-7
Jul 8-14
Anbar
3
-
Babil
1
1
Baghdad
2
4
Diyala
8
4
Kirkuk
3
2
Ninewa
1
1
Salahaddin
2
1
TOTALS
20
13

Casualties In Iraq By Province
Province
Jul 1-7
Jul 8-14
Anbar
21 (7K, 14W)
-
Babil
4 (4W)
1 (1W)
Baghdad
2 (2W)
3 (3K)
Diyala
14 (3K, 11W)
9 (5K, 4W)
Kirkuk
-
3 (2K, 1W)
Ninewa
-
18 (18K)
Salahaddin
-
7 (3K, 4W)
TOTALS
50 (10K, 40W)
41 (31K, 10W)

There were 31 deaths and 10 wounded during the second week of July. Minus the 18 bodies found in Sinjar there were just 13 violent deaths. In total, 1 Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), 4 Hashd al-Shaabi and 26 civilians lost their lives, and 1 ISF, 4 Hashd, and 5 civilians were injured.

There were no incidents in Anbar during the week. Again, that might have been due to the Iraqi campaign.

Babil had one incident which was an IED at a checkpoint. As usual, this occurred in the Jurf al-Sakhr district in the northeast where almost all attacks occur. That’s because it is a Hashd base providing lots of targets and abuts Anbar providing access.

IS is slowly trying to move back into Baghdad. There were four incidents during the week all in the north and south. That included the assassination of a mukhtar in Yusifiya. The insurgency is mostly constrained to the rural areas of the country. It must make a comeback in the cities, especially the capital if it wants to become a real threat again.

There were seven incidents in Diyala, Kirkuk and Salahaddin. That included an attack upon a checkpoint in eastern Diyala, and a mortar attack upon a town in the Shirqat district of Salahaddin. These three provinces along with Ninewa are the main areas of operation for the militants. Attacks have gone up and down with the months. This week was obviously a down one.

Islamic State Activity in Iraq 2018-19
Anbar
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
2018
Totals
45
67
13
4
6
5
7
3
Jan 2019
6
4
1
-
2
1
1
1
Feb
10
11
4
1
1
4
-
-
Mar
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
Apr
1
8
1
-
-
1
-
1
May
3
3
-
-
1
-
-
2
Jun
7
2
4
-
1
-
-
-
Jul
2
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
2019
Totals
31
29
10
2
5
6
1
4

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
Jan 2019
21
2
3
8
-
-
1
-
-
Feb
18
2
5
7
-
-
3
-
-
Mar
7
6
1
2
-
-
-
-
-
Apr
13
15
2
4
1
-
1
-
-
May
11
13
3
5
-
-
13
(9 Farms Burned)
-
-
Jun
15
8
2
4
-
1
-
1
-
Jul
4
6
1
3
-
-
-
-
-
2019
Totals
89
52
17
33
1
1
18
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
Jan 2019
8
17
-
4
2
3
-
-
1
Feb
9
5
3
-
-
2
1
-
-
Mar
5
11
2
1
2
-
2
-
-
Apr
5
9
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
May
11
18
2
3
1
-
13
(13 Farms Burned)
-
-
Jun
5
10
1
2
-
-
-
-
-
Jul
-
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2019
Totals
43
79
11
10
5
5
16
-
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
Jan 2019
6
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
Feb
8
3
2
2
-
-
1
-
1
Mar
6
1
3
-
-
-
1
-
1
Apr
6
6
1
-
1
2
2
-
-
May
8
8
1
-
1
2
6
(5 Farms Burned)
-
1
Jun
2
5
-
-
1
-
4
(4 Farms Burned)
-
-
July
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2019
Totals
36
24
7
2
4
4
14
-
3

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
Jan 2019
5
5
3
1
-
3
-
-
1
Feb
7
11
3
-
-
2
1
1
-
Mar
3
5
2
-
-
-
-
-
1
Apr
2
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
1
May
10
9
4
1
1
-
6
(5 Farms Burned)
-
-
Jun
4
3
2
-
1
-
-
-
-
Jul
-
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2019
Totals
31
39
15
2
2
5
7
1
3
(Gun Battles, Attacks on Checkpoints, Attacks on Mukhtars, Attacks on Towns are all subsets of the total number of shootings and IEDs/Sticky Bombs reported)

Suicide-Car Bombs In Iraq 2018-19
Month
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
Totals
Jan
7
(1- Diyala,
3 – Baghdad/Baghdad,
3 - Kirkuk)
6
(1- Anbar,
1 – Diyala,
1 – Kirkuk,
1 – Salahaddin,
2 - Babil)
13
Feb
4
(1 – Anbar/Ramadi
1 – Diyala
1 – Kirkuk
1 - Ninewa)
-
4
Mar
2
(1 – Kirkuk/Kirkuk
1 - Salahaddin)
1
(1 – Kirkuk)
3
Apr
4
(1 - Salahaddin
3 – Anbar)
1
(1 – Kirkuk/Kirkuk)
5
May
8
(1 – Diyala
1 - Salahaddin)
2 – Baghdad/1 - Baghdad
4 - Kirkuk)
-
8
Jun

1
(1 – Salahaddin/Tikrit)
1
Jul
1
(1 – Salahaddin/Tikrit)
1
(1 – Kirkuk/Kirkuk)
2
Aug
1
(1 – Salahaddin)
2
(1 – Anbar,
1 – Kirkuk)
3
Sep
6
(1 – Ninewa)
2 – Anbar
3 – Salahaddin)
2
(1 – Kirkuk
1 – Salahaddin)
8
Oct
2
(1 – Anbar/Fallujah
1 – Salahaddin)
3
(1 – Anbar/Fallujah
1 – Kirkuk/Kirkuk
1 - Ninewa)
5
Nov
-
3
(1 – Ninewa/Mosul
2 – Salahaddin/Tikrit)
3
Dec
-
1
(1 – Ninewa)
1
Jan
1
(1 – Anbar)
3
(1 – Anbar
1 – Kirkuk
1 – Salahaddin/Tikrit)
4
Feb
1
(1 – Salahaddin)
1
(1 – Ninewa/Mosul)
2
Mar
-
1
(1 – Ninewa/Mosul)
1
Apr
-
2
(1 – Anbar
1 - Salahaddin)
2
May
1
(1 – Baghdad)
3
(2 – Anbar
1 – Ninewa)
4
Jun
1
(1 – Diyala)
-
1

Security In Iraq 2018-19
Week
Security
Incidents
(Total/By IS)
Dead
(Total/By IS)
Wounded
(Total/By IS)
Jan 1-7
62/60
45
63
Jan 8-14
58/56
58/56
66/63
Jan 15-21
62/59
151
151
Jan 22-28
59/51
140/136
65/63
Jan 29-31
24
21
21
JAN 2018
265/
250 by IS
417/
409 by IS
(196 Violent Deaths)
366/
361 by IS
Feb 1-7
58/56
192/141
62/60
Feb 8-14
57
58
91
Feb 15-21
53/52
343
43
Feb 22-28
46/44
38/37
70/68
FEB
214/
209 by IS
631/
579 by IS
(215 Violent Deaths)
266/
262 by IS
Mar 1-7
68/64
115/108
79/77
Mar 8-14
52
75
59
Mar 15-21
64/59
165/119
98
Mar 22-28
77/64
210/87
61/60
Mar 29-31
19/18
26/25
34
MAR
280/
257 by IS
591/
414 by IS
(446 Violent Deaths)
331/
328 by IS
Apr 1-7
38/34
172/140
27/25
Apr 8-14
60/52
173/136
81/72
Apr 15-21
43/35
63/18
72/70
Apr 22-28
40/31
60/30
39/33
Apr 29-30
12/11
14/11
4
APR
193/
163 by IS
482/
335 by IS
(236 Violent Deaths)
223/
204 by IS
May 1-7
45/39
52/43
55/54
May 8-14
55/51
68/46
49
May 15-21
35/32
55/26
80/75
May 22-28
49/46
72/62
51/49
May 29-31
16/13
39/30
15
MAY
200/
181 by IS
286/
207 by IS
(261 Violent Deaths)
250/
242 by IS
Jun 1-7
50/44
96/87
29/28
Jun 8-14
67/59
107/47
88
Jun 15-21
40/35
82/28
19
Jun 22-28
45/44
53/38
62
Jun 29-30
17/15
21/16
14
JUN
219/
197 by IS
359/
216 by IS
(315 Violent Deaths)
212/
211 by IS
Jul 1-7
50/49
56/52
90
Jul 8-14
42/39
56/47
31
Jul 15-21
50/45
59/42
63
Jul 22-28
29/24
61/53
19/15
Jul 29-31
23/21
25/13
11
JUL
194/
178 by IS
257/
207 by IS
(212 Violent Deaths)
214/
210 by IS
Aug 1-7
43/39
49/45
30/29
Aug 8-14
43/42
38
44
Aug 15-21
38/35
24/21
40/37
Aug 22-28
35/31
25/19
61
Aug 29-31
27/24
68/30
43
AUG
186/
171 by IS
204/
153 by IS
(189 Violent Deaths)
218/
214 by IS
Sep 1-7
38
44
54
Sep 8-14
48/43
63/55
127
Sep 15-21
44/38
90/74
70
Sep 22-28
36/33
22/17
27/26
Sep 29-30
9/6
19/10
29/25
SEP
175/
158 by IS
237/
200 by IS
(179 Violent Deaths)
307/
302 by IS
Oct 1-7
54/49
85/25
92
Oct 8-14
43/41
161/152
41
Oct 15-21
54/50
87/72
35
Oct 22-28
24/23
24/20
53
Oct 29-31
23
10
24
OCT
198/
186 by IS
367/
279 by IS
(177 Violent Deaths)
245 by IS
Nov 1-7
32/31
75/69
36
Nov 8-14
39/31
111/63
19
Nov 15-21
30/27
51/43
29
Nov 22-28
26/21
35/25
30
Nov 29-30
9/8
4
27
NOV
136/
118 by IS
276/
204 by IS
(183 Violent Deaths_
141 by IS
Dec 1-7
22/15
21/8
11
Dec 8-14
22
15
22
Dec 15-21
23/21
23/16
17
Dec 22-28
30/28
24/18
37
Dec 29-31
15/14
225/220
4
DEC
112/
100 by IS
308/
277 by IS
(96 Violent Deaths)
91 by IS
Jan 1-7
32/31
17/10
24
Jan 8-14
32/30
97/94
53
Jan 15-21
22/18
17/11
16/14
Jan 22-28
27/22
36/17
31
Jan 29-31
12
7
6
JAN
114
139
130
Feb 1-7
29/28
76
30
Feb 8-14
24
26
18
Feb 15-21
40
112
12
Feb 22-28
25
36
70
FEB
118
250
130
Mar 1-7
13
22
45
Mar 8-14
19/18
75/10
37
Mar 15-21
12/11
66/37
21/11
Mar 22-28
13/12
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
17/16
9/8
26
Apr 22-28
19/18
45/10
15
Apr 29-30
2
1
4
APR
99
105
100
May 1-7
18/17
9
17
May 8-14
24
31
41
May 15-21
37/36
62
39
May 22-28
43
39
54
May 29-31
13
16
48
MAY
136/135
162
199
Jun 1-7
26
19
44
Jun 8-14
25
29
15
Jun 15-21
21/16
6
13/10
Jun 22-28
18
17
41
Jun 29-30
9
3
9
JUN
99/93
74
122/119
Jul 1-7
20
10
40
Jul 8-14
13/12
31
10

Violence By Province Jul 8-14, 2019
Province
Violence
Babil
1 Incident
1 Wounded
1 Hashd

1 IED
Baghdad
4 Incidents
3 Killed
3 Civilians

3 Shootings
1 Grenade
Diyala
4 Incidents
5 Killed
1 ISF
4 Hashd
4 Wounded
1 ISF
3 Hashd

1 Shooting
3 IEDs
Kirkuk
2 Incidents
2 Killed
2 Civilians
1 Wounded
1 Civilian

1 IED
1 Rocket
Ninewa
1 Incident
18 Killed
18 Civilians
Salahaddin
1 Incident
3 Killed
3 Civilians
4 Wounded
4 Civilians

1 Mortar

SOURCES

Baghdad Post, "The body of an unidentified man was found shot dead north Baghdad," 7/14/19
- "Injured member by an explosive device explosion northeast Diyala," 7/12/19
- "A member of the crowd was injured in an explosion north Babil," 7/10/19

Bas News, "Diyala: Several Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen Killed, Wounded," 7/13/19

Al Ghad Press, "A policeman was killed by an attack by Daesh east Diyala," 7/11/19

Iraq Newspaper, "Daesh Terrorist Targeting Of The Director Of Counter Terrorism In Diyala Brigadier Ali Al-Sudani," 7/12/19

Al Mada, “The will of victory ends with the destruction of 100 additives and a plantation in the desert triangle,” 7/10/19

Mostafa, Mohamed, "Four Iraqi mobilization members wounded in Diyala blast," Iraqi News, 7/12/19

NINA, "A mass grave containing the remains of 18 Daash victims was found in northwest Mosul," 7/11/19

Reuters, "Mortar attack kills three people in northern Iraq - police," 7/9/19

Shafaaq News, "Two members of the crowd were killed in a massive operation to clean up Hamrin," 7/14/19

Al Sumaria, "The body of a tribal elder was found slaughtered inside his home south of Baghdad," 7/9/19
- "Gunmen kill a civilian south of Baghdad," 7/10/19
- "Targeting a residential house with a hand grenade in Shaab," 7/12/19

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