Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Security In Iraq Oct 15-21 2021


Violence declined in Iraq during the third week of October. Islamic State attacks were down to single digits. On the other hand pro-Iran groups are active once again.

 

There were just 9 security incidents reported in Iraq from October 15-21 in the media. 7 of those were by the Islamic State in Anbar (1), Baghdad (1), Diyala (1), Kirkuk (2), and Ninewa (2).

 

Those led to 3 dead civilians and 2 wounded from the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF).


 

2 incidents were by pro-Iran groups. They hit a convoy working for the United States with an IED in Dhi Qar. 3 more bombs were discovered and dismantled in Babil. With the elections over it appears that these factions are back to work.

 

In western Anbar the insurgents attacked a checkpoint in the Rutba district. A Hashd al-Shaabi base was hit by mortar fire in Latifiya in southern Baghdad. IS restarted operations in the north, but occasionally operates in the south as well. Diyala is usually the most violent province in the country but attacks have gone from 7 the first week of October to 2 the next to just one this week when a checkpoint was shot at that wounded 2 policemen. The militants burned three cars in a town and a man’s body was discovered after he’d been kidnapped both in the Daquq district in southern Kirkuk. That area has IS bases but incidents wildly fluctuate week to week. In Ninewa two men were shot down and killed.

 

IS launched two offensives this year as usual one for Ramadan and the other during the summer. During the winter attacks decrease and that’s what’s happening in October.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Oct 1-7

Oct 8-14

Oct 15-21

Anbar

1

-

1

Babil

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Baghdad

1

1

1

Basra

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

Dhi Qar

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Diyala

7

2

1

Kirkuk

2

5

2

Ninewa

1

3

2

Salahaddin

5

2

-

TOTAL

17

14/1 Pro-Iran

9/2 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Oct 1-7

Oct 8-14

Oct 15-21

Baghdad

1 (1K)

2 (2W)

-

Diyala

8 (5K, 3W)

3 (3W)

2 (2W)

Kirkuk

4 (4W)

5 (2K, 3W)

1 (1K)

Ninewa

2 (2W)

1 (1K)

2 (2K)

Salahaddin

18 (5K, 13W)

6 (1K, 5W)

-

TOTAL

33 (11K, 22W)

17 (4K, 13W)

5 (3K, 2W)

 

 

August Totals – 28 (2) – 3 Fijians killed

9/4/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil, Diwaniya

9/6/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

9/8/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

9/11/21

Drone – Irbil International Airport

9/12/12

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

9/21/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

9/22/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil, Baghdad

9/25/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

 

Rockets – Turkish Base, Ninewa

 

September Totals – 11

10/13/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US - Basra

10/19/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

10/21/21

3 IEDs dismantled – Babil

 

October Totals – 2 (1)

 

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

Jul 29-31

16/5

30

30

JUL

110/20

106

164

Aug 1-7

44/5

12

19

Aug 8-14

31/6

17

23

Aug 15-21

25/8

12

18

Aug 22-28

21/9

8

10

Aug 29-31

12/2

5

12

AUG

133/30

54

82

Sep 1-7

21/3

12

24

Sep 8-14

28/3

24

36

Sep 15-21

13/1

5

17

Sep 22-28

17/4

13

9

Sep 29-30

2

-

-

SEP

81/11

54

86

Oct 1-7

17

11

22

Oct 8-14

14/1

4

13

Oct 15-21

9/2

3

2

 

Violence By Province Oct 15-21 2021

Province

Violence

2018 Avg

2019 Avg

2020 Avg

2021 Avg

Anbar

1 Incident

 

1 Shooting

12.6 incidents/

month

8.6 incidents/ month

7.0 incidents/ month

5.4 incidents/ month

Babil

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.1 incidents/month

Baghdad

1 Incident

 

1 Mortar

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

6.6 incidents/month

Dhi Qar

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

3 IEDs dismantled

 

 

 

 

Diyala

1 Incident

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

1 Shooting

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.0 incidents/month

Kirkuk

2 Incidents

1 Killed

1 Civilian

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

12.2 incidents/month

Ninewa

2 Incidents

2 Killed

2 Civilians

 

2 Shootings

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.5 incidents/month

Salahaddin

-

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

9.3 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "Body of Civilian Found South of Kirkuk after Abduction by IS," 10/17/21


NINA, "A civilian was killed by gunmen in western Mosul,"10/21/21

- "A Convoy Of Logistical Support For The Int'l Coalition Targeted With An IED In Dhi Qar," 10/19/21

- "ISIS burns three vehicles belonging to civilians south of Kirkuk," 10/16/21

- "Two policemen were injured and a vehicle destroyed in an ISIS attack on a security point south of Baquba," 10/18/21

- "Unidentified gunman assassinate a generator worker south of Mosul," 10/16/21

 

Shafaq News, "Bombing targets a crowd headquarters near Baghdad," 10/19/21

- "ISIS militants attack a village in Anbar," 10/21/21

 

Al Sumaria, "Thwarting an attempt to target logistical support columns with three bombs in Babylon (photos)," 10/21/21

 

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