Monday, January 6, 2020

Islamic State Makes Its Return In December 2019

(Shafaaq News)

When protests started in Iraq in October 2019 the Islamic State largely stopped its operations as it has done every year when demonstrations occur. IS has felt that the demonstrations present a challenge to the government, and it did not want to distract from that. However, as this year’s unrest has been sustained the Islamists finally decided to return to the field. The result was that security incidents in December were just about what they were before the protests began.

In December 2019 there were a total of 120 security incidents reported in the media. Six of those were likely by pro-Iran groups trying to provoke the United States. One was in Anbar where rockets were fired at the Ain Al-Assad base, while three others were in Baghdad where rockets were discovered aimed at the Green Zone, and additional missiles were fired at the Baghdad International and Military Airports. In the latter attack, six members of the Counter Terror Service were wounded. In Salahaddin, the Balad Air Base was hit by mortars, and finally, the K1 military base just outside of Kirkuk city received rocket fire that killed 1 U.S. contractor, 2 Iraqi police and wounded 2 Iraqi and 4 American soldiers. That left 114 incidents to the insurgency. That was just around the number seen before the protests, which was 119 in September. When the demonstrations started incidents dropped to 68 in October and 51 in November, the lowest total since the 2003 invasion.

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province
Province
Dec 1-7
Dec 8-14
Dec 15-21
Dec 22-28
Dec 29-31
Totals
Anbar
3/1 Pro-Iran
-
1
1
1
6/1 Pro-Iran
Babil
2
1
-
-
-
3
Baghdad
2/1 Pro-Iran
5/2 Pro-Iran
8
5
-
20/3 Pro-Iran
Diyala
15
4
9
9
5
42
Kirkuk
5
2
1
8/1 Pro-Iran
1
17/1 Pro-Iran
Ninewa
6
3
6
4
-
19
Salahaddin
3/1 Pro-Iran
4
1
3
2
13/1 Pro-1ran
TOTAL
36/3 Pro-Iran
19/2 Pro-Iran
26
30/1 Pro-Iran
9
120/6 Pro-Iran

The increase in violence led to a high casualty rate. There were 134 dead and 133 wounded. 1 U.S. contractor, 9 Peshmerga, 28 Hashd al-Shaabi, 39 Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and 57 civilians died. Another 4 U.S. soldiers, 4 Peshmerga, 33 civilians, 36 Hashd, and 56 ISF were injured. Diyala had the highest total with 50 killed and 50 wounded. The 267 total casualties in December was the most since 298 recorded in May.

Casualties In Iraq By Province
Province
Dec 1-7
Dec 8-14
Dec 15-21
Dec 22-28
Dec 29-31
Anbar
2 (2K)
-
4 (3K, 1W)
3 (2K, 1W)
5 (5K)
Babil
3 (3W)
-
-
-
-
Baghdad
1 (1K)
9 (2K, 7W)
21 (10K, 11W)
12 (1K, 11W)
-
Diyala
52 (22K, 30W)
6 (2K, 4W)
28 (16K, 12W)
11 (7K, 4W)
3 (3K)
Kirkuk
12 (4K, 8W)
2 (2W)
2 (2K)
26 (13K, 13W)
-
Ninewa
4 (3K, 1W)
1 (1W)
9 (K)
11 (5K, 6W)
-
Salahaddin
3 (1K, 2W)
20 (15K, 5W)
5 (4K, 1W)
5 (2K, 3W)
7 (7W)
TOTAL
77 (33K, 44W)
38 (19K, 19W)
69 (44K, 25W)
68 (30K, 38W)
15 (8K, 7W)

Casualties In Iraq By Province
Province
Totals
Anbar
14 (12K, 2W)
Babil
3 (3W)
Baghdad
43 (14K, 29W)
Diyala
100 (50K, 50W)
Kirkuk
42 (19K, 23W)
Ninewa
25 (17K, 8W)
Salahaddin
40 (22K, 18W)
TOTAL
267 (134K, 133W)

Diyala remained the core province of the Islamic State. It carried out 42 incidents there. In November there were only 13. IS also changed its focus during the month. Previously, the majority were in the Jalawla-Khanaqin districts in the northeast, but in December there were only 10 incidents there. Instead, IS was targeting the center, especially the Muqdadiya district. That was partly because the government launched a security sweep through Khanaqin. IS shuts down operations during ISF campaigns and moves elsewhere.

Like previous months the goals of these attacks were to challenge the local security forces, intimidate the population, and drive people out of rural areas so that new bases and camps might be created to train the next generation of insurgents. For example, there were 8 gun battles and 8 attacks upon checkpoints. That was the most scene 2018. IS has also gotten bolder. On December 1 there was an attack upon an army outpost and an ambush outside a Hashd base. Likewise, there was a report that in the Khanaqin District 50 families had fled and there were 6 villages that were totally empty of people because of IS. Another story quoted a commander in the Iraqi Forces who said that there were 25 abandoned villages in the province and that mukhtars and people who collaborated with the government were being targeted. Finally, the Human Rights Commission recorded around 250 families being displaced from the Khanaqin district during the year due to IS actions. This has been going on for months now with little response from the government. Yes, security operations occur but these have little effect. The result is that IS has been able to establish de facto control of several rural areas in the northeast and center of Diyala, which might pose a long term threat to the country.

Islamic State Activity in Iraq 2018-19
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
7
12
2
4
-
-
2
-
-
Aug
21
12
3
7
-
1
1
1
-
Sep
18
18
2
5
-
-
3
-
-
Oct
20
8
1
8

1
3


Nov
4
6
1
1

2
2
-
-
Dec
30
10
8
8
1
1
-
-
-
2019
Totals
185
112
33
63
2
6
29
2
-

IS made a return to Baghdad. There were 18 incidents in December, up from 9 in November and 3 in October. Earlier in the year the insurgents were slowly, but surely infiltrating back into the capital province going from 4 incidents in March to 10 in April to 15 in July to 25 in September. Almost all the attacks were in the outer towns in the north and south and a few in the west. IS started using motorcycle bombs in November. In December there were two more. Almost all IS activity is in the rural parts of the country. It has to move back to the urban areas to remain relevant, and Baghdad is obviously the most important of those.

The militants picked up attacks in the rest of central and western Iraq as well. Incidents went from 0 in Anbar in November to 5 in December. That included a rare car bomb that went off in the Qaim district in the west. Attacks went from 11 in November to 17 in December in Kirkuk. That included 3 gun battles and 4 attacks upon checkpoints. IS also set up a fake checkpoint along the Tikrit-Kirkuk road and executed 6 civilians. In Ninewa there were 19 incidents in December versus 8 in November. There were 7 gun battles during the month. Incidents in Salahaddin went from 7 in November to 12 in December. A suicide bomber was discovered during a security sweep. He exploded his device before he was killed. There were two more car bombs as well that struck a Hashd unit. There were an additional 5 gun battles. Like Diyala, almost all of these attacks happened in rural areas. The three car bombs was also a big uptick, showing that the insurgents were back in business. There hadn’t been that many vehicle bombs since May.




Islamic State Activity in Iraq 2018-19
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
2
10
-
-
-
1
2
-
-
Aug
9
6
10
-
-
1
-
-
-
Sep
6
10
-
2
1
1
-
-
-
Oct
3
7

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Nov
4
8
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
Dec
10
5
3
4
-
-
-
-
-
2019
Totals
77
116
24
19
6
8
18
-
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)
-
-
Jul
2
2
-
-
1
1
2
-
-
Aug
3
2
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
Sep
3
10
-
-
2
1
-
-
-
Oct
2
6
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Nov
3
3
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
Dec
14
3
7
1
1
-
-
-
-
2019
Totals
63
49
14
3
9
6
17
-
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
3
6
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
Aug
5
1
1
-
-
1
1
-
1
Sep
6
3
4
1
-
-
-
-
-
Oct
5
3
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
Nov
4
3
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
Dec
6
3
5
1
1
1
1
1
2
2019
Totals
60
54
32
5
2
6
8
2
6

Security In Iraq 20119
Week
Security
Incidents
(Total/By IS)
Dead
(Total/By IS)
Wounded
(Total/By IS)
Jan 1-7
32/31
17/10
24
Jan 8-14
32/30
94/31
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 2019
114
139
130/128
Feb 1-7
29/28
76/16
30
Feb 8-14
24
26
18
Feb 15-21
40
112/37
12
Feb 22-28
25
36
70
FEB
118
250/115
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
20/19
15
18
May 8-14
24
31
41
May 15-21
37/36
62/25
39
May 22-28
43
39
54
May 29-31
13
16
48
MAY
137/136
163/125
200
Jun 1-7
26
19
44
Jun 8-14
25/24
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
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
103
141
Sep 1-7
39
39
38
Sep 8-14
30
35
43
Sep 15-21
23
27
26
Sep 22-28
24/23
15
20
Sep 29-30
7
6
4
SEP
123/119
122
131
Oct 1-7
3
1
2
Oct 8-14
14
25
17
Oct 15-21
19
29
13
Oct 22-28
22/21
33
10
Oct 29-31
12/11
4
11
Oct
70/68
92
53
Nov 1-7
6/5
4
1
Nov 8-14
9
2
25
Nov 15-21
15/14
11
2
Nov 22-28
17/16
24
33
Nov 29-30
8/7
6
37
Nov
55/51
47
98
Dec 1-7
36/33
33
44
Dec 8-14
19/17
19
19
Dec 15-21
26
44
25
Dec 22-28
30/29
30
38
Dec 29-31
9
8
7
Dec
120/114
134
133

Violence By Province Dec, 2019
Province
Violence
Anbar
6/5 Incidents
12 Killed
1 Hashd
2 ISF
9 Civilians
2 Wounded
1 Civilian
1 ISF

3 Shootings
1 IED
1 Car Bomb
1 Rockets
Babil
3 Incidents
3 Wounded
3 Hashd

1 Shooting
2 IEDs
Baghdad
20/17 Incidents
14 Killed
1 Hashd
5 ISF
8 Civilians
29 Wounded
11 ISF
18 Civilians

11 Shootings
2 IEDs
1 Sticky Bomb
3 Motorcycle Bombs
2 Rockets
3 Rockets Discovered
Diyala
42 Incidents
50 Killed
9 Peshmerga
10 Hashd
13 Civilians
18 ISF
50 Wounded
4 Peshmerga
5 Civilians
19 ISF
22 Hashd

30 Shootings
8 IEDs
2 Sticky Bombs
1 Grenade
1 Mortar
1 Rockets
Kirkuk
17/16 Incidents
19 Killed
1 US Contractor
4 Hashd
6 ISF
8 Civilians
23 Wounded
4 US Soldiers
5 Civilians
6 Hashd
8 ISF

10 Shootings
5 IEDs
2 Rockets
Ninewa
19 Incidents
17 Killed
2 ISF
15 Civilians
8 Wounded
2 Civilians
6 ISF

14 Shootings
3 IEDs
Salahaddin
13/12 Incidents
22 Killed
4 Civilians
6 ISF
12 Hashd
18 Wounded
2 Civilians
5 Hashd
11 ISF

6 Shootings
3 IEDs
1 Suicide Bomber
2 Suicide Car Bombs
1 Mortar
1 Rockets

SOURCES

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AIN, "Military reinforcements reach a village in Mosul after an ISIS attack," 12/19/19

Baghdad Post, "A bombing of a petrol station with explosive devices in Diyala," 12/10/19
- "A soldier was killed in an ISIS terrorist attack near Baghdad," 12/20/19
- "Violent clashes between the army and ISIS in Kirkuk," 12/28/19

Bas News, "Bomb Blast Injures Civilian in Kirkuk," 12/6/19
- "IS Attacks Iraqi Police Convoy in Kirkuk, Kills two," 12/15/19
- "IS Attacks Iraqi Police near Jalawla, Injures 3," 12/6/19
- "Nineveh: Bomb Blasts Kill Two Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen," 12/25/19
- "Seven Bodies Found in Mosul," 12/19/19
- "Three Peshmerga Troops Killed in IS Attack near Kahanqin," 12/5/19
- "Tuz Khurmatu: Bomb Blast Wounds Iraqi Military Personnel," 12/30/19

Department of Defense, “Statement From Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Jonathan Hoffman,” 12/29/19

Dri, Kawran Faidhi, "ISIS militants kill 11 PMF in Saladin attack: security officials," Rudaw, 12/12/19
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Al Forat, "Killed and injured a number of ISIS in Salah al-Din," 12/25/19

Al Ghad Press, "A member of the tribal crowd was killed by an ISIS attack between Diyala and Salahaddin," 12/6/19
- "A soldier was killed by ISIS attack on a security point in Mandali suburb," 12/31/19

Hath al-Youm, "6 civilians were killed in an ISIS ambush on the Tikrit-Kirkuk road," 12/26/19

Hussein, Mohammed, Otten, Cathy, Tahir, Rawaz, and Ali, Amir, "IS steps up nighttime assaults near Diyala oil fields," Iraq Oil Report, 12/6/19

Al Hurra, "Free Sources: 5 wounded, by a missile attack on a military airport in Baghdad (video)," 12/8/19

Iraq Newspaper, "ISIS announces the killing of Hamed Shahada in Mosul," 12/3/19
- "ISIS terrorist attacks the popular crowd and federal police in Salahaddin Governorate," 12/5/19

Kurdistan 24, "Car bomb kills 2 Iraqi soldiers, wounds one in western Anbar," 12/23/19

Al Maalomah, "The crowd thwarts an ISIS attempt to cut a strategic path leading to the Sayid Mohammed shrine," 12/26/19
- "A driver of a vehicle is killed in an armed attack east of Baquba," 12/1/19
- "Four members, including an officer, were injured in a double explosion, east of Diyala," 12/20/19
- "Killing and wounding 4 civilians, with armed attack, west of Ramadi," 12/18/19
- "The popular crowd repels an ISIS attack near the Siniya side in Salahaddin," 12/12/19
- "The Popular Mobilization repels an ISIS attack in Kirkuk," 12/2/19

Al Mada, "The crowd talks about a fierce battle against ISIS in Diyala," 12/2/19
- “ISIS attacks abandon 50 villages in Hatra and dozens more in Diyala,” 12/23/19

NINA, "2 Members Of The Tribal Mobilization Martyred Near Al-Dibs District, Northwest Of Kirkuk," 12/25/19
- "3 Katyusha Rockets Dismantled In Sabaa Bour Area Directed At Central Baghdad," 12/6/19
- "/4/ members of the popular crowd killed and wounded in an attack by ISIS, northeast of Baquba," 12/22/19
- "4 Soldiers Killed By A Terrorist Attack North Of Baghdad," 12/17/19
- "5 Students Martyred Due To IED's Explosion In Southern Fallujah, Anbar Province," 12/30/19
- "6 Fighters Injured By 4 Katyusha Rockets That Landed In One Of the Camps Surrounding Baghdad International Airport," 12/9/19
- "An army force foils an ISIS attack that attempted to target the surveillance camera system on the border between Diyala and Salah Al-Din," 12/10/19
- "An Army Force Repels an ISIS Attack Northwest of Mosul," 12/7/19
- "The army repels an attack by ISIS terrorist gangs in Qayyarah, south of Mosul," 12/14/19
- "A Civilian Killed and His Brother was Injured When an Explosive Device was Detonated by ISIS Remnants East of Mosul," 12/5/19
- "A civilian was wounded by two explosive devices near a fuel station northeast of Baquba," 12/11/19
- "An Explosive Device Explodes Near a Religious Shrine Northeast of Baquba,' 12/7/19
- "A farmer was killed and another one wounded in an ISIS attack west of Kirkuk," 12/25/19
- "A Fighter Of The PMF Martyred Due To ISIS Attack In Karma District, Anbar Province," 12/2/19
- "Five fighters Killed and wounded with an explosive device, in Salah al-Din," 12/24/19
- "Five Popular Mobilization Fighters Killed and Wounded in an ISIS Attack West of Kirkuk," 12/7/19
- "Imam and preacher of Al-Huda Mosque in Al-Shoura district, south of Mosul, were killed by gunmen fire," 12/22/19
- "An ISIS attack foiled and the pursuit of ISSI remnants in eastern Diyala," 12/21/19
- "An ISIS attack on a military post repulsed south of Mosul," 12/11/19
- "ISIS elements attack a village in Mosul and kill one of its citizens," 12/18/19
- "/ISIS/ elements attacked the oil police west of Kirkuk," 12/30/19
- "ISIS Terrorists Kill A Farmer North Of Baquba, Diyala Province," 12/7/19
- "A man was killed and his wife wounded by unknown gunmen in Abi Saida district, in Diyala," 12/17/19
- "A Mukhtar in Al- Shura district, south of Mosul assassinated," 12/18/19
- "The Number Of Victims Of ISIS Attack on The Outskirts Of Muqdadiya Rises," 12/15/19
- "An Officer and /3/ fighters were wounded by a suicide bombing, west of Tharthar Valley," 12/29/19
- "An Officer Wounded By ISIS Attack, South Of Mosul," 12/11/19
- "One person killed and a number of others wounded, when two motorcycles exploded in Baghdad," 12/21/19
- "The PMF repels an attack by ISIS terrorists south of Mosul," 12/28/19
- "The PMF Replies An attack Launched By ISIS Organization Targeting Hadhar District South Of Mosul," 12/3/19
- "The PMF repulse an attack by ISIS on a site to it, northeast of Baquba," 12/30/19
- "A Policeman Killed in an Attack on a Security Site West of Baquba," 12/5/19
- "A Policeman's House Attacked With A Hand Grenade .. In Muqdadiya, Diyala," 12/30/19
- "The Popular Crowd Repulsed an ISIS Attack South of Mosul, the Second of its Kind in 24 Hours," 12/3/19
- "The Popular Mobilization Forces Repulse To ISIS Attack In Diyala," 12/23/19
- "The Popular Mobilization Thwarts A "Suicide" Operation By ISIS, South Of Mosul," 12/21/19
- "A Security Element Assassinated By Sticky Bomb Placed Under His Car Northeast Of Baquba," 12/27/19
- "A Soldier And A Policeman Killed In Two Separate Attacks In Diyala," 12/31/19
- "A Soldier Martyred North Of Baquba, Diyala," 12/22/19
- "A soldier was killed by a sniper fire northeast of Baquba," 12/21/19
- "A soldier was wounded in an armed attack southwest of Baquba," 12/24/19
- "Three Civilians Killed and Wounded by an Explosive Device West of Kirkuk," 12/4/19
- "Three members of the tribal crowd were wounded in an explosion in western Kirkuk," 12/24/19
- "The Tribal Popular Mobilization Forces Thwart An ISIS Terrorist Attack North Of Diyala," 12/4/19
- "Two civilians were killed and another one was wounded in an ISIS attack in southern Mosul," 12/22/19
- "Two persons killed and three others wounded, the victims of a motorcycle bomb explosion in Bahrez district, Diyala," 12/13/19
- "Two policeman wounded in an attack northwest of Kirkuk," 12/10/19
- "Two soldiers killed and four others wounded in an explosion in Makhmour," 12/24/19
- "Unidentified Gunmen Assassinate A Civilian, Northeast Of Baquba Today,' 12/24/19
- "Unidentified Gunmen Assassinate A Civilian While Standing Near His House In Muqdadiya District In Diyala," 12/27/19
- "Unidentified Gunmen Assassinate An Employee In Eastern Mosul," 12/5/19
- "A Village's Mukhtar In Diyala Assassinated," 12/4/19

Reuters, "Rockets hit base hosting U.S. forces in western Iraq," 12/3/19

Rudaw, “Diyala villagers flee spike in attacks by resurging Islamic State,” 12/3/19

Shafaaq News, “Human rights document forced displacement from the outskirts of the Khanaqin district due to ISIS,” 12/24/19
- "Three members of the crowd killed and wounded near Baghdad, the third attack of its kind within hours," 12/2/19
- "Two members of the Federal Police were wounded in disputed territories attack by ISIS," 12/6/19

Shilani, Hiwa, "ISIS intensifies attacks in Diyala, killing and injuring 10 Iraqi Security Forces," Kurdistan 24, 12/16/19

Sotaliraq, "Khanaqin: The body of a young man was found dead 5 days after his disappearance," 12/26/19

Starr, Barbara, "US civilian contractor killed in rocket attack in Iraq," CNN, 12/27/19

Al Sumaria, "At least four civilians killed in "fake" checkpoint between Kirkuk and Tikrit," 12/26/19
- "A civilian was killed and his son wounded in an explosive device, northeast of Diyala," 12/17/19
- "A civilian was killed in an armed attack south of Baghdad," 12/14/19
- "A civilian was killed by an armed attack north of Baghdad," 12/18/19
- "A civilian was killed by an armed attack north of Baghdad," 12/19/19
- "A civilian was seriously wounded by an explosive device, northwest of Kirkuk," 12/26/19
- "A civilian was wounded by an explosive device placed in his wheel north of Baghdad," 12/12/19
- "The complete position of the bombings today in Baghdad and the outcome of 21 wounded," 12/25/19
- "The crowd repels a major ISIS attack south of Mosul," 12/16/19
- "A farmer was killed by an explosive device south of Shirqat," 12/11/19
- "A guard was killed with hidden weapons, west of Baghdad,' 12/19/19
- "Gunmen kill a civilian in Fallujah," 12/3/19
- "Gunmen kill a civilian with silent weapons southeast of Baghdad," 12/1/19
- "Gunmen kill  civilian in Shula, Baghdad," 12/10/19
- "Killing and wounding five students, as a result of an ISIS projectile explosion in Shirqat," 12/12/19
- "A member of the Popular Mobilization was killed by an armed attack in Baghdad," 12/18/19
- "Night guard killed by armed attack west of Baquba," 12/22/19
- "One civilian killed and another injured in two separate incidents in Baghdad," 12/27/19
- "A policeman was killed by an armed attack north of Diyala," 12/30/19
- "Taking advantage of the fog, ISIS attacked a military force in Diyala, which resulted in 7 deaths and injuries," 12/15/19
- "Three mortar shells landed on the country air base," 12/5/19
- "Three rockets hit a village in Kirkuk," 12/9/19
- "Two civilians were wounded by an explosive device, south of Baghdad," 12/21/19

Tahir, Rawaz, Hussien, Mohammed, Ali, Amir, "Islamic State suspected of oil field attack Tuesday near Kirkuk," Iraq Oil Report, 12/25/19

Wali, Zhelwan, "ISIS militants kill Iraqi soldier, two PMF militiamen in Diyala attacks: sources," 12/2/19

Xinhua, "3 killed in gunmen attacks in Iraq," 12/18/19
- "4 Hashd Shaabi members killed in IS attacks in eastern Iraq," 12/2/19
- "4 policemen, IS militant killed in IS attack in Iraq's Salahudin," 12/222/19
- "6 Iraqi soldiers killed in IS attack in eastern Iraq," 12/16/19
- "Iraqi soldier killed, 7 civilians wounded in separate attacks in Iraq," 12/22/19
- "Rocket hits perimeter of Iraqi capital's capital," 12/12/19

Yusuf, Arif, Yildiz, Hamdi, "Death toll in Iraq from suspected terror blasts hits 15," Anadolus Agency, 12/13/19

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