Monday, May 3, 2021

Islamic State Ramadan Offensive Begins, Pro-Iran Groups Increase Attacks In April 2021


April ended five months of relative quiet in Iraq. Starting in November 2020 the Islamic State went into hibernation during the winter with most weeks only have single digit attacks. In April Ramadan occurred and that began the annual insurgent offensive. At the same time pro-Iran groups have been picking up their operations against American targets.

 

There were a total of 107 security incidents recorded in Iraq in April 2021. That was up from 79 in March and the most since September 2020.

 

Those led to 54 deaths and 132 wounded. 1 Turkish Soldier, 2 Hashd al-Shaabi, 19 civilians and 32 Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) were killed and 14 Hashd, 52 civilians and 66 ISF were injured. Diyala had the most casualties with 62.


 

27 incidents were by pro-Iran groups. That was up from 20 in March and the most since 30 in September which was the highest monthly total since these factions began carrying out attacks. 20 convoys carrying supplies for the U.S. were hit by IEDs across Anbar (5), Babil (5), Baghdad (2), Dhi Qar (3), Diwaniya (3), Muthanna (1), and Salahaddin (1). Additionally rockets were fired at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Balad Air Base in Salahaddin twice, one of which left 3 soldiers and two civilians injured, a Turkish army base in Dohuk that killed a Turkish soldier and wounded a civilian, plus there was a drone attack upon Irbil Airport and rockets were discovered for a potential strike upon the Ain Al-Asad Air Base in Anbar. Additionally, these groups were blamed for an attack upon a checkpoint on Saudi border. These incidents showed that the groups had expanded out of southern Iraq where they used to be focused to places like Anbar, Salahaddin and Kurdistan. The Turks were a new target but some pro-Iran leaders have been complaining about the Turkish presence in Kurdistan for some time. It’s not confirmed if they were responsible for the Saudi border event but it’s a possibility as they have attacked the Gulf States before as they are rivals to Tehran.

 

There were 80 attacks by the Islamic State. That was the most since 86 in November 2020. The incidents were spread across Anbar (4), Babil (3), Baghdad (4), Diyala (30), Kirkuk (14), Ninewa (8), Salahaddin (16), and Sulaymaniya (1).



 

The irony of April was that pro-Tehran groups carried out more attacks in Anbar and Babil than the Islamic State. In Anbar there were just 4 incidents by the insurgents versus 7 by the pro-Tehran factions. Likewise, in Babil there were 5 incidents by pro-Iran groups and 3 by IS. The biggest insurgent events in Anbar were a car bomb which was discovered in Rutba and an army base hit by mortars. The vehicle bomb was likely headed for another part of the country. In Babil there was a gun fight, a bus was shot up, and an IED. Both provinces have some of the lowest number of attacks each month. Anbar is mostly used for logistics while the militants only infiltrate into northern Babil about once a week or so usually to hit the Hashd that are based there.


 

Ninewa is like Anbar with very few incidents because it’s mostly used as a transit point with Syria. Attacks did go up from 5 in March to 8 in April but they were mostly IEDs including two electricity towers being blown up.


 

The Islamic State marked their Ramadan offensive by setting off a car bomb in Sadr City, Baghdad. The last vehicle bomb was in September 2020 and the last such attack in the capital was back in October 2017. Besides that Baghdad remains a side show for the insurgency with its emphasis upon Diyala.


 

As usual Diyala was the most violent governorate in the country with 30 attacks. That included two towns being attacked with another four hit by mortars, four assaults on checkpoints, and three gun battles. 14 of those incidents were in the Muqdadiya district in the center and 11 in the Khanaqin district in the northeast. That’s where the Islamic State is based in Iraq. It has de facto control of many of the rural areas in those places, has driven out populations, and set up camps to rebuild.



 

Kirkuk and Salahaddin saw the biggest uptick in attacks over the last few months. There were just 3 incidents in Kirkuk in January. That then went up to 8 in February, 10 in March, and 14 in April. A town was attacked, two checkpoints were hit and there were three gun fights last month. The Bai Hassan oil field was also bombed. There were 3 incidents in Salahaddin in February, 11 in March, and 16 in April marked by 6 shoot outs. The militants were never expelled from south Kirkuk where most of the violence takes place. There are also bases in the Hamrin Mountains that stretch from Salahaddin to Diyala.

 

Finally rockets were fired into southern Sulaymaniya. IS has occasionally hit Kurdistan looking for targets of opportunity. For a while they were striking Irbil for instance earlier in the year.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Apr 1-7

Apr 8-14

Apr 15-21

Apr 22-28

Apr 29-30

TOTAL

Anbar

1 Pro-Iran

2/1 Pro-Iran

3/1 Pro-Iran

3 Pro-Iran

2/1 Pro-Iran

11/7 Pro-Iran

Babil

4/3 Pro-Iran

3/2 Pro-Iran

-

1

-

8/5 Pro-Iran

Baghdad

2 Pro-Iran

2

2

1 Pro-Iran

-

7/3 Pro-Iran

Dhi Qar

-

1 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

-

3 Pro-Iran

Diwaniya

2 Pro-Iran

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

3 Pro-Iran

Diyala

2

2

7

15

4

3-

Dohuk

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Irbil

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Kirkuk

1

-

4

4

5

14

Muthanna

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Ninewa

1

1

3

3

-

8

Salahaddin

4/3 Pro-Iran

2

10/1 Pro-Iran

2

1

19/3 Pro-Iran

Sulaymaniya

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

1

TOTAL

16/11 Pro-Iran

15/6 Pro-Iran

32/4 Pro-Iran

31/6 Pro-Iran

12/1 Pro-Iran

107/27 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Apr 1-7

Apr 8-14

Apr 15-21

Apr 22-28

Apr 29-30

TOTAL

Anbar

-

2 (2K)

-

-

3 (2K, 1W)

5 (4K, 1W)

Babil

2 (2W)

-

-

-

-

2 (2W)

Baghdad

-

3 (1K, 2W)

27 (6K, 21 W)

-

-

30 (7K, 23W)

Diyala

2 (2W)

11 (3K, 8W)

8 (2K, 6W)

34 (8K, 26W)

7 (7W)

62 (13K, 49W)

Dohuk

-

-

2 (1K, 1W)

 

 

2 (1K, 1W)

Kirkuk

-

-

6 (2K, 4W)

10 (4K, 6W)

23 (9K, 14W)

39 (15K, 24W)

Ninewa

2 (1K, 1W)

3 (3W)

5 (5W)

12 (3K, 9W)

-

22 (4K, 18W)

Salahaddin

2 (2K)

5 (5W)

15 (8K, 7W)

1 (1W)

1 (1W)

24 (10K, 14W)

TOTAL

8 (3K, 5W)

24 (6K, 18W)

63 (19K, 44W)

57 (15K, 42W)

34 (11K, 23W)

186 (54K, 132W)

 

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

4/22/21 – Rockets – Baghdad’s Camp Victory

4/25/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

4/27/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar, Dhi Qar, Diwaniya

4/28/21 – Gunfire checkpoint – Anbar

4/29/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

 

April Totals – 20 – 1 Killed (Turk), 6 Wounded

 

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

12

13

3

4

-

-

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

7

4

3

2

1

3

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

-

8

-

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

10

6

6

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

Apr 15-21

32/4

19

44

Apr 22-28

31/6

15

42

Apr 29-30

12/1

11

23

APR

107/27

54

132

 

Violence By Province Apr 2021

Province

Violence

Anbar

11/7 Pro-Iran Incidents

4 Killed

2 Civilians

2 ISF

1 Wounded

1 ISF

 

1 Shooting

7 IEDs

1 Mortar

1 Car Bomb Dismantled

Babil

8/5 Pro-Iran Incidents

2 Wounded

2 Hashd

 

2 Shootings

6 IEDs

Baghdad

7/3 Pro-Iran Incidents

7 Killed

1 ISF

6 Civilians

23 Wounded

2 ISF

21 Civilians

 

2 Shootings

3 IEDs

1 Car Bomb

1 Rockets

Dhi Qar

3 Pro-Iran Incidents

 

4 IEDs

Diwaniya

3 Pro-Iran Incidents

 

3 IEDs

Diyala

30 Incidents

13 Killed

3 Civilians

10 ISF

49 Wounded

2 Hashd

10 Civilians

37 ISF

 

12 Shootings

13 IEDs

4 Mortars

Dohuk

1 Pro-Iran Incident

1 Killed

1 Turkish Soldier

1 Wounded

1 Civilian

 

1 Rockets

Irbil

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 Drone/Rocket

Kirkuk

14 Incidents

15 Killed

1 Civilian

1 Hashd

13 ISF

24 Wounded

5 Hashd

19 ISF

 

7 Shootings

4 IEDs

1 Suicide Bomber Killed

Muthanna

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

Ninewa

8 Incidents

4 Killed

1 Hashd

3 Civilians

18 Wounded

5 Hashd

13 Civilians

 

8 IEDs

1 Rockets

Salahaddin

19/3 Pro-Iran Incidents

10 Killed

4 Civilians

6 ISF

14 Wounded

7 ISF

7 Civilians

 

10 Shootings

6 IEDs

2 Rockets

1 Mortar

Sulaymaniya

1 Incident

 

1 Rockets

 

SOURCES

 

Al Aalem, "Sources: An armed faction was behind the attack on a police station near the Saudi border .. What is the reason?" 4/29/2921

 

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

 

Bas News, "Rockets Fired at Iraqi Base Housing US Forces," 4/23/21

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

 

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

- "The PMF Repel An ISIS Attack North Of Babylon," 4/24/21

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

- "Two members of the Popular Mobilization Forces were wounded north of Hilla," 4/6/21

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Al Sumaria, "New details about the Arar attack which overthrew security leaders," 4/28/21

- "Targeting an American base near Baghdad airport with Katyusha rockets," 4/22/21

 

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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