Thursday, June 10, 2021

Security In Iraq Jun 1-7, 2021


The first week of June was confirmation that the Islamic State’s annual Ramadan campaign was over in Iraq. Meanwhile pro-Iran groups have not stopped their attacks upon U.S. targets.

 

There were a total of 12 security incidents recorded from June 1-7, 2021. That was down from 20 the last full week of May.


 

5 of those incidents were by pro-Iran groups. Two drones were shot down over the Ain Al-Asad base in Anbar, while a rocket was intercepted heading towards the Baghdad International Airport. In Basra a logistics convoy working for the U.S. was hit by an IED and five more explosive devices were found and dismantled in Dhi Qar. Finally, pro-Iran Hashd factions were suspected in the assassination of a senior intelligence official in Baghdad meant as a warning to Prime Minister Mustafa Kazemi for his arrest of a Hashd commander and his steps to limit their power. The use of drones is a new threat to U.S. personnel in Iraq. Overall, these attacks began in December 2020 to mark the anniversary of the deaths of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force commander General Qasim Soleimani and Hashd leader Abu Muhandis. They are now meant to pressure the United States to withdraw its forces from Iraq and give into Iran’s demands over sanctions and its nuclear program.

 

There were just 7 incidents by the Islamic State during the start of June. Those happened in Baghdad (3), Diyala (2), Ninewa (1) and Salahaddin (1). This was a sign that the group’s annual Ramadan offensive was over after just four weeks.

 

There were 6 deaths and 29 wounded during the week. 1 Hashd al-Shaabi, 1 member of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and 4 civilians were killed and 7 Hashd and 22 civilians were injured. Baghdad had the most casualties with 28.

 

The Islamic State took credit for a rare attack within Baghdad city on June 3 when a bomb went off in the Khadimiya district which left 3 dead and 16 wounded. The other two incidents occurred in the Tarmiya area in the north where IS has reactivated its cell in recent months. There was a period when the insurgents were attempting to infiltrate into Baghdad itself and there were bombings about once a month. That ended around a year ago so the Khadimiya attack was a rarity.

 

Diyala, Ninewa and Salahaddin all had shootings. A checkpoint was shot at and there was a gun battle in Diyala, Kirkuk saw a checkpoint assault, while there was a shootout in Salahaddin.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Jun 1-7

Anbar

1 Pro-Iran

Baghdad

5/2 Pro-Iran

Basra

1 Pro-Iran

Dhi Qar

1 Pro-Iran

Diyala

2

Ninewa

1

Salahaddin

1

TOTAL

12/5 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Jun 1-7

Baghdad

28 (5K, 23W)

Diyala

5 (1K, 4W)

Ninewa

2 (2W)

TOTAL

35 (6K, 29W)

 

Attacks by Pro-Iran Groups 2021

 

Date - Incident - Location

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 – 27 – 1 Killed (Turk), 6 Wounded

May

5/2/21 – Rockets – Baghdad’s International Airport, IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil, Muthanna

5/3/21 – Rockets – Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base – 1 wounded

5/4/21 – Rockets – Anbar’s Ain Al-Asad Base, IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Basra

5/6/21 – IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar, Salahaddin

5/8/21 – Rockets – Anbar’s Ain Al-Asad Base

5/11/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

5/13/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

5/14/21 - IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

5/18/21 – IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar, Diwaniya

5/23/21 – IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar – 1 wounded, Babil, Dhi Qar, Diwaniya, Muthanna

5/24/21 – Rockets – Anbar’ Ain Al-Asad Base

5/27/21 – IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna, Diwaniya

5/28/21 – Rockets dismantled - Baghdad

 

May Totals – 24 – 2 Wounded

Jun

6/3/21 – IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Basra, Dhi Qar

6/6/21 – Drone attack – Anbar’s Ain Al-Asad Base, Rockets intercepted – Baghdad International Airport

 

Jun Totals - 4

 

 

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

-

-

May

20

6

3

9

-

2

2

-

-

Jun

2

-

1

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

7

4

3

2

1

3

1

-

-

May

14

6

8

1

-

-

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

10

6

6

1

1

1

-

-

-

May

9

5

4

3

-

-

-

-

-

Jun

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

May 1-7

36/8

33

37

May 8-14

30/5

14

25

May 15-21

15/2

3

3

May 22-28

20/9

3

24

May 29-31

11

6

11

MAY

113/24

59

100

Jun 1-7

12/5

6

29

 

Violence By Province Jun 1-7, 2021

Province

Violence

Anbar

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

2 Drones shot down

Baghdad

5/2 Pro-Iran Incidents

5 Killed

1 ISF

4 Civilians

23 Wounded

3 Hashd

20 Civilians

 

2 Shootings

1 IED

1 Mortar

1 Rocket Intercepted

Basra

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

Dhi Qar

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

5 IEDs Dismantled

Diyala

2 Incidents

1 Killed

1 Hashd

4 Wounded

4 Hashd

 

2 Shootings

Ninewa

1 Incident

2 Wounded

2 Civilians

 

1 Shooting

Salahaddin

1 Incident

 

1 Shooting

 

SOURCES

 

Agence France Presse, "two drones destroyed above base housing Americans in Iraq: Army," 6/7/21

 

Al Alam, "A joint force clashed with elements of ISIS south of Salahaddin," 6/3/21

 

Al Arabiya, "Senior Iraqi intelligence officer killed in Baghdad: Sources," 6/7/21

 

Asharq Al-Awsat, "2 Drones Shot Down Above Iraq Base Housing US Troops," 6/6/21

 

Associated Press, "Iraqi officials: Explosion at Baghdad restaurant kills 3, injures 16," 6/4/21

 

Bas News, "IS Militants Attack Hashd al-Shaabi near Khanaqin, Kill One," 6/7/21

 

Al Hurra, “A reaction and a threat to the Al-Kazemi government … Details about the assassination of the Iraqi intelligence officer,” 6/8/21


NINA, "A convoy of logistical support for the international coalition forces was targeted in Basra," 6/3/21

- "A fighter in the Popular Mobilization was wounded in an ISIS attack northeast of Baquba," 6/4/21

- "One of the Popular Mobilization Regiments was subjected to a mortar attack north of Baghdad," 6/2/21

- "Two civilians were injured by unidentified fire east of Mosul," 6/7/21

 

NRT, "ISIS Claims Responsibility For Baghdad Explosion," 6/3/21

 

Shafaaq News, "Tarmiya attack leaves one victim and 7 wounded," 6/4/21

- "Within hours … the fifth bomb intended to target the coalition in southern Iraq was dismantled," 6/3/21

 

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