Monday, April 26, 2021

Security In Iraq Apr 15-21, 2021


The Islamic State’s annual Ramadan/Spring offensive took off the third week of April. That was topped off by a car bomb in Baghdad a very rare event these days. Pro-Iran groups also continued their steady pace of attacks upon American targets. They also hit the Turks for the first time.

 

There were a total of 32 security incidents recorded in Iraq from April 15-21. That was the most since the third week of September 2020. Four were by pro-Iran groups and the other 28 by the Islamic State.

 

The increase in attacks led to a jump in casualties with 19 deaths and 44 wounded during the week. 1 Turkish soldier, 8 civilians and 10 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) were killed and another 3 Hashd al-Shaabi, 13 ISF, and 28 civilians were injured. Baghdad had the most casualties with 27 as a result of the vehicle bomb.


 

4 incidents were by factions working with Iran. Two convoys carrying supplies for the U.S. were bombed in Anbar and Dhi Qar. Rockets were also fired at the Balad Air Base in Salahaddin that houses American contractors that wounded five including three Iraqi soldiers. A Turkish army base in Dohuk was also hit by rocket fire which killed a Turkish soldier and wounded an Iraqi civilian. The missiles were believed to have been fired from Ninewa in an area controlled by the Hashd. This was the first time these factions attacked the Turks. They had been complaining about Istanbul’s occupation of northern Iraq since it has had several bases in Kurdistan since the 1990s aimed at fighting the PKK. In total there have been 20 incidents by these groups so far in April the same as all of March.

 

Islamic State attacks took place across Anbar (2), Baghdad (2), Diyala (7), Kirkuk (4), Ninewa (3), Salahaddin (9), and Sulaymaniya (1)

 

In Anbar a car bomb was discovered and dismantled in Rutba which is in the West towards Jordan. It was likely meant to be shipped somewhere else in the country. An army base was also hit by mortars in the Hit district in the eastern part of the province by Ramadi. The governorate rarely has attacks because it’s mostly used to bring in men and material from Syria. The attack on the army camp therefore was unusual and a sign that the insurgents were carrying out more sophisticated attacks during their Ramadan offensive.

 

That offensive was kicked off by a car bomb in Sadr City that left 5 dead and 21 wounded at the start of the week. The last such bombing was on September 1, 2020 in Ramadi. The last vehicle bomb in the capitol was on October 4, 2017. On top of that IS hasn’t carried out an attack within the city proper for months now all making this a very rare event. In addition a police colonel was gunned down in the west.

 

There were seven incidents in Diyala during the week. There was one gun battle that left a soldier wounded, three villages were assaulted that included the burning of homes and another hit by mortars. Two army patrols were struck by IEDs leaving a total of 2 soldiers dead and 5 wounded. Some electrical transformers and generators were also destroyed by the militants. One incident occurred in Azim in the north, one in Muqdadiya district in the center and the rest in Khanaqin in the northeast. The latter is the main base for the Islamic State in Iraq.

 

There was an IED, a sheikh was kidnapped, two oil wells at the Bai Hassan field in Kirkuk were bombed and there was a large confrontation between insurgents and the army that left 1 soldier dead and 2 civilians and 2 soldiers injured that started with IS firing mortars upon an army position followed by gunfire. Most of these attacks occurred in the south where IS was never expelled during the war. This province had seen one of the largest drops in violence since October but IS was back this week.

 

IS also went after infrastructure in Ninewa where two electricity towers were blown up that also wounded two. A Hashd checkpoint was hit by RPGs and there was a bombing. Like Anbar this governorate rarely sees violence because it’s mostly a logistics hub.

 

Finally, Salahaddin saw the most incidents during the week with 9. That included two home invasions, three IEDs one of which killed a town’s mukhtar, and four confrontations with the security forces. This was a change because Diyala regularly sees the most incidents and Salahaddin had been rather quiet since October.

 

Finally, the insurgents fired some rockets at the Kifri area of southern Sulaymaniya. This is another unusual event since the province hadn’t been struck since the second week of January. It was another sign that IS is picking up its operations during its new campaign.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Apr 1-7

Apr 8-14

Apr 15-21

Anbar

1 Pro-Iran

2/1 Pro-Iran

3/1 Pro-Iran

Babil

4/3 Pro-Iran

3/2 Pro-Iran

-

Baghdad

2 Pro-Iran

2

2

Dhi Qar

-

1 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

Diwaniya

2 Pro-Iran

-

-

Diyala

2

2

7

Dohuk

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Irbil

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

Kirkuk

1

-

4

Muthanna

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

Ninewa

1

1

3

Salahaddin

4/3 Pro-Iran

2

10/1 Pro-Iran

Sulaymaniya

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

TOTAL

16/11 Pro-Iran

15/6 Pro-Iran

32/4 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Apr 1-7

Apr 8-14

Apr 15-21

Anbar

-

2 (2K)

-

Babil

2 (2W)

-

-

Baghdad

-

3 (1K, 2W)

27 (6K, 21 W)

Diyala

2 (2W)

11 (3K, 8W)

8 (2K, 6W)

Kirkuk

-

-

6 (2K, 4W)

Ninewa

2 (1K, 1W)

3 (3W)

5 (5W)

Salahaddin

2 (2K)

5 (5W)

15 (8K, 7W)

TOTAL

8 (3K, 5W)

24 (6K, 18W)

63 (19K, 44W)

 

Attacks by Pro-Iran Groups 2020-21

 

Date - Incident - Location

Jan, 2020

1/4/21 - Mortar – Baghdad’s Jadriya – 5 wounded & Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base – 3 wounded, Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

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 – 17 wounded

Feb

2/15/20 - Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

2/21/20 - Rockets – Irbil’s Makhmour Base

 

February Totals - 2

Mar

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 – 3 killed, 19 wounded

Apr

4/6/20 - Rockets – Basra’s Burjisiya US company

4/18/20 - Rockets – Baghdad’s Nahrawan Chinese company

 

April Totals – 2

May

5/6/20 - Rockets – Baghdad International Airport

5/19/20 - Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

 

May Total – 2

Jun

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

Jul

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

7/23/20 - Drone and bomb found – Jadriya, Baghdad

7/24/20 - Rockets – Baghdad’s Besmaya Base

7/27/20 - Rockets – Baghdad’s Camp Taji & 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 – 1 wounded

Aug

8/3/20 – Rockets - Baghdad’s Camp Taji/Meshada Dist

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, Rockets – Baghdad’s Camp Taji

8/14/20 - Rockets – Baghdad International Airport & 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 – 21 – 1 killed

Sep

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 & 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 & Diwaniya

9/15/20 - IED on UK diplomatic convoy – Baghdad & 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 & Babil

9/18/20 - IED American Inst for English Learning – Najaf & 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, Salahaddin & Babil

9/27/20 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil & 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 – 30 – 6 killed, 10 wounded

Oct

10/1/20 - Rocket at convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil, IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar & Diwaniya

10/5/20 - Rockets – Baghdad International Airport/Jadriya

10/11/20 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

10/24/20 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Basra

 

October Totals – 6

Nov

11/17/20 - Rockets – Baghdad's Green Zone 1 killed, 5 wounded

 

November Totals – 1 – 1 killed, 5 wounded

Dec

12/10/20 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

12/12/20 - Mortar – Baghdad International Airport

12/20/20 - Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone – 1 wounded, IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar – 1 wounded

12/21/20 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

12/23/20 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

12/25/20 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya, Dhi Qar & Muthanna

12/27/20 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

12/28/20 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

12/29/20 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

12/31/20 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

 

December Totals – 13 – 2 wounded

Jan, 2021

1/1/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

1/4/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

1/8/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad & Muthanna

1/9/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil, IED dismantled – Dhi Qar

1/18/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

1/20/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

1/21/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

1/22/21 - Rockets – Baghdad International Airport/Jihad, IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

1/26/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

1/31/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

January Totals – 13

Feb

2/4/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

2/7/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

2/8/21- IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

2/10/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

2/11/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

2/15/21 - Rockets – Irbil Airport – 2 Killed, 8 Wounded, IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

2/17/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

2/18/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Basra & Diwaniya

2/19/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Basra

2/20/21 - Rockets – Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base – 2 Wounded

2/22/21 - Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

2/25/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

2/26/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

2/27/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

 

February Totals – 16 – 2 killed, 10 wounded

Mar

3/2/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

3/3/21 - Rockets – Anbar’s Al-Asad Air Base, IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad, Diwaniya & Muthanna

3/11/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

3/13/21 – Rockets - Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base, IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

3/15/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

3/18/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya & Muthanna

3/20/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

3/21/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

3/25/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil & Baghdad

3/29/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil & Dhi Qar

3/30/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar & Salahaddin

3/31/21 - IED dismantled – Diwaniya

 

March Totals – 20

Apr

4/1/21 – IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

4/4/21 – Rockets -  Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base, IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

4/5/21 – IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil, Baghdad & Diwaniya

4/7/21 – IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar, Babil x2 & Salahaddin

4/8/21 – Rockets found – Anbar, Ain Al-Asad Base, IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

4/13/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

4/14/21 – Drone/Rockets – Irbil Airport, IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil, Dhi Qar

4/15/21 – Rockets – Dohuk Turkish Army Base – 1 Turk killed, 1 wounded

4/16/21 – IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

4/17/21 – IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

4/18/21 – Rockets – Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base – 5 wounded

 

April Totals - 20

 

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

-

2020

Totals

215

103

28

41

3

13

41

-

-

Jan

2021

11

4

1

3

-

1

1

-

-

Feb

16

2

3

3

-

2

2

-

-

Mar

12

8

1

1

-

1

-

-

-

Apr

3

5

2

-

-

-

2

-

-

 

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

2020

Totals

87

44

20

24

1

14

21

4

-

Jan

2021

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Feb

5

2

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

Mar

4

5

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

Apr

1

3

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

2020

Totals

43

77

5

10

4

3

3

-

1

Jan 2021

1

5

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

Feb

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Mar

2

3

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

Apr

-

5

-

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

2020

Totals

82

41

30

13

3

5

4

-

-

Jan 2021

4

3

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

Feb

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Mar

8

4

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

Apr

7

4

5

-

1

1

-

-

-

           

Security In Iraq 2019-20

Week

Security

Incidents

(Total/By IS)

Dead

(Total/By IS)

Wounded

(Total/By IS)

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

Dec 8-14

21/2

13

26

Dec 15-21

15/2

6

8

Dec 22-28

17/6

3

22

Dec 29-31

11/2

3

4

DEC

83/12

29

90

Jan 1-7

21/2

13

19

Jan 8-14

17/3

12

6

Jan 15-21

20/3

52

133

Jan 22-28

10/3

13

12

Jan 29-31

9/1

2

6

JAN

77/13

92

176

Feb 1-7

19/2

11

23

Feb 8-14

11/3

4

8

Feb 15-21

20/7

11

23

Feb 22-28

13/4

13

23

FEB

63/16

39

77

Mar 1-7

19/5

5

8

Mar 8-14

12/2

13

15

Mar 15-21

24/6

8

7

Mar 22-28

14/2

8

13

Mar 29-31

9/5

2

1

MAR

79/20

39

44

Apr 1-7

16/10

3

5

Apr 8-14

15/6

6

18

Apr 15-21

32/4

19

44

 

Violence By Province Apr 15/21, 2021

Province

Violence

Anbar

3/1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

1 Mortar

1 Car Bomb Dismantled

Baghdad

2 Incidents

6 Killed

1 ISF

5 Civilians

21 Wounded

21 Civilians

 

1 Shooting

1 Car Bomb

Dhi Qar

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

Diyala

7 Incidents

2 Killed

2 ISF

6 Wounded

6 ISF

 

2 Shootings

2 IEDs

1 Mortar

Dohuk

1 Pro-Iran Incident

1 Killed

1 Turkish Soldier

1 Wounded

1 Civilian

 

1 Rockets

Kirkuk

4 Incidents

2 Killed

1 Civilian

1 ISF

4 Wounded

2 Hashd

2 ISF

 

1 Shooting

3 IEDs

Ninewa

3 Incidents

5 Wounded

1 Hashd

4 Civilians

 

3 IEDs

1 Rockets

Salahaddin

10/1 Pro-Iran Incidents

8 Killed

2 Civilians

6 ISF

7 Wounded

2 Civilians

5 ISF

 

6 Shootings

3 IEDs

1 Rockets

Sulaymaniya

1 Incident

 

1 Rockets

 

SOURCES

 

AIN, "Anbar .. Seizing a booby-trapped car designed to target security forces," 4/17/21

 

Baghdad Post, "20 civilians killed, injured in blast near mosque in Baghdad," 10/5/17

 

Bas News, "Anbar: Another US-led Coalition Convoy Hit by Roadside Bomb," 4/16/21

- "IS Attacks Iraqi Army in Diyala, Injures One," 4/20/21

- "IS Bombards Iraqi Forces in Daquq," 4/17/21

- "IS Kills One Iraqi Soldier, Injures Two in Fresh Attack in Diyala," 4/15/21

- "Roadside Bombing Kills Two Iraqi Security Officers," 4/20/21

- "Six Iraqi Soldiers, Security Personnel Killed, Injured in Separate Bombings," 4/21/21

- "Two Rockets Fired In Kifri District: Local Security Official," 4/18/21

 

Iraq Newspaper, "The terrorists ISIS announces in a statement the burning of 40 generators and electrical transformers in the village of Al-Hitawein in Azim Diyala," 4/21/21

 

Al Mada, "ISIS withdraws tactically before attacking villages and burning homes in eastern Diyala," 4/22/21

 

NINA, "3 Soldiers Killed And Wounded In A Bomb Explosion In Diyala," 4/19/21

- "A Convoy Of Logistical Support For The Int'l Coalition Targeted With An IED In Dhi Qar," 4/17/21

- "The death of a child in the explosion of a bomb of ISIS remnants northwest of Kirkuk," 4/21/21

- "Four soldiers were killed and wounded when an explosive device exploded in Diyala," 4/21/21

- "ISIS attacks an agricultural village in the countryside of Jalawla, in Diyala Governorate," 4/21/21

- "ISIS kidnapped one of the Sheikhs of Al-Obaid, south of Kirkuk," 4/18/21

- "A Member Of The PMF Wounded By A Katyusha, East Of Mosul," 4/15/21

- "The PMF Repels An ISIS Attack, East Of Samarra," 4/17/21

- "A Police (Colonel) Assassinated West Of Baghdad," 4/19/21

- "The popular crowd repels a terrorist attack in Salah al-Din," 4/21/21

- "A security element and two civilians were injured in a car bomb explosion in Ramadi," 9/1/20

- "Two mortar shells hit an agricultural village, northeast of Baqubah," 4/21/21

- "A Young Man Loses His Two Feet By An IED Explosion In A Village In Nineveh," 4/21/21

 

NRT, "Erbil Airbase Attacked With Drone Using TNT; Turkish Soldier Killed In Rocket Strikes Near Bashiqa," 4/15/21

- "Five Wounded In Rocket Attack On Iraq Base Housing Americans," 4/18/21

 

Shafaaq News, "ISIS storms the home of a security associate and executes him south of Samarra," 4/19/21

- "A mortar attack targeting an Iraqi army barracks west of Anbar," 4/18/21

- "Mukhtar was killed in an explosion inside his home in Salahaddin," 4/18/21

- "Salahaddin .. ISIS executes a farmer and thwarted an attack targeting energy towers," 4/20/21

- "Wounded in the bombing of a tower to transmit power in Mosul," 4/18/21

 

Sirwan, Dilan, "Rocket attack on Turkish military base was launched north of Mosul: Nineveh official," Rudaw, 4/15/21

 

Al Sumaria, "Five wounded, as mortar shells fell on the crowd headquarters in Kirkuk," 4/17/21

 

Xinhua, "IS attacks 2 oil wells in northern Iraq: security source," 4/17/21

- "Update: 5 killed, 21 injured in car bomb explosion in Iraq's Baghdad," 4/15/21

 

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