Monday, April 19, 2021

Security In Iraq Apr 8-14, 2021


The Islamic State continued to operate at a low level during the second week of April while pro-Iran groups maintained a steady pace of operations against American targets in Iraq.

 

There were a total of 15 security incidents reported from April 8-14. 6 of those were by pro-Tehran factions and 9 by the Islamic State.


 

Convoys carrying supplies for the U.S. were hit by IEDs in Babil twice, Dhi Qar, Muthanna, and Salahaddin. Rockets were also found outside the Ain Al-Asad base in Anbar and a drone fired missiles at the Irbil airport. There have been a total of 16 attacks by factions aligned with Iran in April. They have been picking up their targeting of the Americans since December.

 

There were nine incidents by the Islamic State. Those took place in Anbar (1), Babil (1), Baghdad (2), Diyala (2), Ninewa (1), and Salahaddin (2). They led to 6 deaths and 18 wounded. 3 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and 3 civilians were killed along with 8 civilians and 10 ISF being injured.

 

2 people were killed by an IED in the Fallujah district. Anbar has very few attacks because the insurgency mostly uses it to bring in men and material from Syria.

 

A bus was shot at in Babil carrying members of the Hashd but there were no casualties. IS routinely attacks Hashd targets in the province about once a week.

 

There were two incidents in Baghdad. A checkpoint was shot at wounding two soldiers and an IED killed a person. The shooting took place in Tarmiya in the north and the bombing was in Besmaya in the southeast. These outer regions of the capital province are usually where attacks take place.

 

There were two IEDs in Diyala. One was in the Hamrin Basin during a security sweep there that left three soldiers dead and two wounded. The other was in the Abu Saida sub-district in the center of the province.

 

There was another IED in southern Ninewa that left three wounded. The governorate is another logistics hub that rarely sees violence.

 

A bomb went off in Amerli in Salahaddin that wounded 5. There were no incidents in Kirkuk. These two areas have seen the greatest drop off in attacks since November when incidents declined across Iraq. Overall, IS remains largely dormant in the country carrying out operations only in the teens to single digits.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Apr 1-7

Apr 8-14

Anbar

1 Pro-Iran

2/1 Pro-Iran

Babil

4/3 Pro-Iran

3/2 Pro-Iran

Baghdad

2 Pro-Iran

2

Dhi Qar

-

1 Pro-Iran

Diwaniya

2 Pro-Iran

-

Diyala

2

2

Irbil

-

1 Pro-Iran

Kirkuk

1

-

Muthanna

-

1 Pro-Iran

Ninewa

1

1

Salahaddin

4/3 Pro-Iran

2

TOTAL

16/11 Pro-Iran

15/6 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Apr 1-7

Apr8-14

Anbar

-

2 (2K)

Babil

2 (2W)

-

Baghdad

-

3 (1K, 2W)

Diyala

2 (2W)

11 (3K, 8W)

Ninewa

2 (1K, 1W)

3 (3W)

Salahaddin

2 (2K)

5 (5W)

TOTAL

8 (3K, 5W)

24 (6K, 18W)

 

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

 

April Totals - 16

 

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

1

3

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

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

-

-

-

 

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

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

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

1

1

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

 

Violence By Province Apr 8-14, 2021

Province

Violence

Anbar

2/1 Pro-Iran Incidents

2 Killed

2 Civilians

 

1 IED

Babil

3/2 Pro-Iran Incidents

 

1 Shooting

2 IEDs

Baghdad

2 Incidents

1 Killed

1 Civilian

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

1 Shooting

1 IED

Dhi Qar

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

Diyala

2 Incidents

3 Killed

3 ISF

8 Wounded

8 ISF

 

2 IEDs

Irbil

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 Drone/Rockets

Muthanna

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

Ninewa

1 Incident

3 Wounded

3 Civilians

 

1 IED

Salahaddin

2 Incidents

5 Wounded

5 Civilians

 

2 IEDs

 

FOOTNOTES

 

Anadolu Agency, "Roadside bomb hits US-led coalition convoy," 4/13/21

 

Bas News, "Iraq: Two Separate Bombings Hit US-led Coalition Convoys," 4/14/21

 

Al Hurra, "Two workers were killed when a bomb of ISIS remnants exploded in Fallujah, Iraq," 4/11/21

 

NINA, "3 Children Injured In An ISIS Explosive Device, South of Mosul," 4/10/21

- "5 Soldiers Martyred And Wounded In An IED In Diyala," 4/12/21

- "A Bus Carrying Members Of The PMF Comes Under Attack In Babylon," 4/10/21

- "Five farmers were injured when an explosive device exploded east of Salah Al-Din," 4/8/21

- "Security media: A vehicle carrying missiles was found that was targeting Ain Al-Asad base," 4/8/21

 

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

 

Shafaaq News, "An explosion targets an international coalition convoy in Salahaddin," 4/11/21

- "An explosion targets an international coalition convoy in southern Iraq," 4/14/21

- "A new explosion targets an international coalition convoy near Babil," 4/8/21

- "Police wounded in an explosion in Diyala," 4/12/21

- "Two wounded, one of them an officer, in an attack on an army post and a massive fire devoured a popular market in Baghdad," 4/9/21

 

Al Sumaria, "A person was killed when an explosive device exploded southeast of Baghdad," 4/10/21

 

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