Thursday, December 10, 2020

Security In Iraq Dec 1-7, 2020


For the last month security incidents have been going up and down but have hovered around 20 incidents per week. The start of December was no different with 19 attacks.

 

Those were spread across Kirkuk (1), Ninewa (1), Salahaddin (1), Anbar (2), Baghdad (2), and Diyala (12).

 

4 people were killed made up of one civilian, one Hashd al-Shaabi, and two Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) members. Another 30 were wounded consisting of one civilian, 10 Hashd and 19 ISF. As usual the security forces were the majority of casualties 32 of 34. Since the spring the Islamic State has been carrying out a war of attrition against the government’s forces.

 

8 electricity towers were blown up in Qaim and in between Ana and Haditha in western Anbar during the first week of December. Last month IS moved away from its usual low level attacks in the province and that has continued into December.

 

Snipers killed one civilians and wounded four in Baghdad during the week. These two incidents took place in Tarmiya and Shula, both in the northern section of the province. These are the types of incidents the insurgents are now carrying out in the capital governorate. They are low level shootings and IEDs in the outer towns especially in the north and south.

 

The number of attacks in Diyala went from 6 the last full week of November to 12 at start of December. This two IEDs on the security forces, two gun battles with the security forces, two attacks upon checkpoints, three foiled infiltration attempts, and three villages that were assaulted. Three of these incidents took place in the north along the Salahaddin border, four were in Muqdadiya in the center and five were in the Khanaqin district in the northeast. The Hashd command in the province constantly claim they have wiped out the vast majority of IS cells in Diyala and that it is building defense networks around villages in Muqdadiya and Khanaqin but there has been no change in security incidents in the province.

 

Kirkuk, Ninewa and Salahaddin only had one incident each. In Kirkuk when a checkpoint was shot at in the Rashad district in the south. That left one policeman dead and two wounded. Almost all the violence in Kirkuk takes place in the south where the insurgents were never defeated during the war. Ninewa saw an IED go off against two soldiers in the northwest. Finally, a checkpoint was attacked along the Salahaddin-Diyala border in the southeast that left two soldiers wounded.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Dec 1-7

Anbar

2

Baghdad

2

Diyala

12

Kirkuk

1

Ninewa

1

Salahaddin

1

TOTAL

19

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Dec 1-7

Baghdad

5 (1K, 4W)

Diyala

22 (2K, 20W)

Kirkuk

3 (1K, 2W)

Ninewa

2 (2W)

Salahaddin

2 (2W)

TOTAL

34 (3K, 30W)

 

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

14

6

2

5

-

-

2

-

-

Dec

10

3

2

2

-

-

3

-

-

 

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

9

3

3

4

-

2

-

-

-

Dec

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

4

8

-

1

1

-

-

-

-

Dec

-

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

12

3

3

1

1

1

-

-

-

Dec

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

Nov 15-21

19/1

18

25

Nov 22-28

24

11

26

Nov 29-30

8

1

10

NOV

87/1

60

110

Dec 1-7

19

4

30

 

Violence By Province Dec 1-7, 2020

Province

Violence

Anbar

2 Incidents

 

8 IEDs

Baghdad

2 Incidents

1 Killed

1 Civilian

4 Wounded

1 Civilian

3 ISF

 

2 Shootings

Diyala

12 Incidents

2 Killed

1 Hashd

1 ISF

20 Wounded

10 Hashd

10 ISF

 

10 Shootings

3 IEDs

Kirkuk

1 Incident

1 Killed

1 ISF

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

1 Shooting

Ninewa

1 Incident

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

1 IED

Salahaddin

1 Incident

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

1 Shooting

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "IS Militants Attacks Hashd al-Shaabi Forces near Khanaqin," 12/2/20

- "IS Militants Kill Iraqi Officer, Wound Four Soldiers Outside Khanaqin," 12/5/20

- Khanaqin: Villagers Repel IS Attack," 12/4/20

 

Iraq Newspaper, "Members of the Baqi Brigade were killed and 21 wounded in Muqdadiya, Diyala after attack and ISIS terrorist takes responsibility," 12/4/20

 

Al Maalomah, "7 members of the Ministry of Defense crowd were killed and wounded in a terrorist attack in Diyala," 12/3/20

- "An officer and two soldiers from the army were wounded by an explosive device in Diyala," 12/5/20

- "The popular mobilization of the Ministry of Defense thwarted an attack in Nawfal, Diyala," 12/6/20

- "The Popular Mobilization Forces thwarted ISIS infiltration in the Al-Safra Basin in Diyala," 12/3/20

- "The Popular Mobilization Forces: We thwarted ISIS attacks that affected 3 villages in Diyala," 12/4/20

- "Thwarting a terrorist infiltration operation in Al-Mukhisa, Diyala," 12/5/20

 

NINA, "An officer was killed and two soldiers were wounded in an ISIS attack northeast of Baqubah," 12/5/20

- "PMF Thwart An Attack By ISIS Terrorists On One Of Its Points Near Hamrin Hills," 12/4/20

- "A policeman was killed and two others wounded in an ISIS attack south of Kirkuk," 12/7/20

- "The Popular Mobilization Forces thwarted an ISIS attack on the outskirts of Khanaqin, in Diyala," 12/4/20

- "Two officers and a policeman were wounded by an explosive device northeast of Baqubah," 12/3/20

 

Shafaaq News, "A complete blackout in the city of Anbar due to terrorist attacks," 12/7/20

- "An explosion killed and wounded 4 children in Sinjar," 12/8/20

- "Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded in an attack by ISIS between two governorates," 12/2/20

 

Al Sumaria, "One person was killed and another wounded in an armed attack in Baghdad," 12/3/20

- "Three soldiers were wounded by a sniper, north of Baghdad," 12/3/20

 

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