Friday, July 30, 2021

Security In Iraq Jul 22-28, 2021


Violence in Iraq dropped for a third straight week. There were just 10 total security incidents reported in the country from July 22-28. That was down from 20 the week before, 25 the second week of July and 38 the first week. Both the Islamic State and pro-Iran groups have been winding down at the end of July. This is the normal ebb and flow of attacks in the country. From April to May there was a similar spike.


 

There was just one incident by the pro-Iran factions. They hit a military base in Irbil province with a drone. This was the second drone attack of the month and the 12th overall incident by these groups in July. 

 

There were 9 incidents by the Islamic State during the fourth week of July. It was responsible for 11 incidents the week before, 21 the week before that, and 29 the first week of the month.

 

Those left 10 dead and 7 wounded. 1 Hashd al-Shaabi, 3 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and 6 civilians were killed and 2 civilians and 5 ISF were injured.

 

There was a spike in attacks in Anbar and Ninewa at the start of the month but that’s now over. A military camp was attacked in the Rutba district of Anbar that left 1 Hashd and 2 soldiers dead and 2 soldiers wounded. IS rarely carries out such bold attacks in the province because it’s just used for logistics. In Ninewa there was a shooting in the south that left 2 civilian casualties.

 

A man was gunned down in the northern district of Tarmiya in Baghdad province. IS has reactivated its cell in this area and usually carries out at least one attack per week there now.

 

Diyala and Kirkuk had 3 incidents each. There were three shootings and a kidnapping all in Diyala’s Muqdadiya district in the center. The governorate has been relatively quiet compared to previous months. A police checkpoint was hit and two towns were rocketed in Kirkuk. In both provinces IS appears to be rebuilding its cadres and harassing locals and the security forces that venture into its territory.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Jul 1-7

Jul 8-14

Jul 15-21

Jul 22-28

Anbar

7/3 Pro-Iran

2/1 Pro-Iran

4

1

Babil

1 pro-Iran

-

3

-

Baghdad

7/2 Pro-Iran

4/1 Pro-Iran

3

1

Basra

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

Dhi Qar

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

Diwaniya

1 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

Diyala

4

4

3

3

Irbil

1 Pro-Iran

1

1

1 Pro-Iran

Kirkuk

5

4

2

3

Ninewa

6

4

2

1

Salahaddin

6/1 Pro-Iran

4

1

-

TOTAL

38/9 Pro-Iran

25/4 Pro-Iran

20/1 Pro-Iran

10/1 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Jul 1-7

Jul 8-14

Jul 15-21

Jul 22-28

Anbar

19 (5K, 14W)

-

6 (3K, 3W)

5 (3K, 2W)

Babil

-

-

2 (2W)

-

Baghdad

-

2 (2K)

96 (37K, 59W)

1 (1K)

Diyala

7 (5K, 2W)

-

4 (4W)

5 (4K, 1W)

Irbil

-

-

1 (1K)

-

Kirkuk

2 (2W)

8 (3K, 5W)

7 (5K, 2W)

4 (1K, 3W)

Ninewa

6 (6W)

10 (1K, 9W)

2 (2W)

2 (1K, 1W)

Salahaddin

12 (1K, 11W)

4 (1K, 3W)

5 (2K, 3W)

-

TOTAL

46 (11K, 35W)

24 (7K, 17W)

123 (48K, 75W)

17 (10K, 7W)

 

Attacks by Pro-Iran Groups July 2021

7/2/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil, Salahaddin

 

Rockets dismantled - Baghdad

7/4/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US - Baghdad

7/5/21

Rockets – Anbar’s Ain Al-Asad Base

 

Drone shot down - Baghdad

7/6/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar, Diwaniya

 

Rockets – Irbil Airport

7/7/21

Rockets – Anbar’s Ain Al-Asad Base – 2 US wounded

7/8/21

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

7/10/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

7/11/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Basra

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

7/15/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

7/24/21

Drone strike – Irbil’s Al-Harir Base

 

July Totals 12 – (2)

 

Security In Iraq 2021

Week

Security

Incidents

(Total/By IS)

Dead

(Total/By IS)

Wounded

(Total/By IS)

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

31/5

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

Jun 8-14

22/10

7

7

Jun 15-21

24/4

14

14

Jun 22-28

19/2

10

17

Jun 29-30

5

-

21

JUN

83/21

36

87

Jul 1-7

38/9

11

35

Jul 8-14

25/4

7

17

Jul 15-21

20/1

48

75

Jul 22-28

10/1

10

7

 

Violence By Province Jul 22-28, 2021

Province

Violence

Anbar

1 Incident

3 Killed

1 Hashd

2 ISF

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

1 Gunfire

Baghdad

1 Incident

1 Killed

1 Civilian

 

1 Shooting

Diyala

3 Incidents

4 Killed

4 Civilians

1 Wounded

1 Civilian

 

3 Shootings

Irbil

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 Drone

Kirkuk

3 Incidents

1 Killed

1 ISF

3 Wounded

3 ISF

 

1 Shooting

2 Rockets

Ninewa

1 Incident

1 Killed

1 Civilian

1 Wounded

1 Civilian

 

1 Shooting

 

SOURCES

 

Asharq Al-Awsat, "Drone Attack Targets Iraq Base Hosting US Troops," 7/24/21

 

Bas News, "IS Shells Two Villages in Kirkuk," 7/26/21

 

NINA, "4 Federal Policemen Martyred And Injured In An ISIS Attack South Of Kirkuk," 7/24/21

- "A civilian and his wife were killed by ISIS fire, northeast of Baquba," 7/27/21

- "A Civilian Killed In An ISIS Attack Northeast Of Baquba," 7/28/21

- "One Civilian Killed, Another Wounded, And A Third Kidnapped In One Of Diyala's Districts," 7/24/21

- "One civilian was killed and another one wounded in an armed attack south of Mosul," 7/23/21

 

Al Sumaria, "One person was killed in an armed attack on a house north of Baghdad," 7/28/2

 

Xinhua, "3 security members, IS militant killed in western Iraq," 7/23/21

 

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