Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Security In Iraq Oct 8-14 2021


Security remained the same during the second week of October. Islamic State attacks remained in the teens. There was also an attack by a pro-Iran group which has been rare since the end of September.

 

There were a total of 14 incidents in Iraq from October 8-14. 13 of those were by the Islamic State in Baghdad (1), Diyala (2), Kirkuk (5), Ninewa (3), and Salahaddin (2).

 

They led to four deaths, 2 civilians and 2 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and 13 wounded, 1 Hashd al-Shaabi, 5 ISF, 7 civilians. Salahaddin had the most casualties with 6.


 

There was one incident by pro-Iran groups when a supply convoy working for the U.S. was hit with an IED in Basra. The last such incident was back in September 25. These factions are carrying out these operations at the behest of Iran so there must have been a message to hold off perhaps because of the Iraqi elections.

 

In Baghdad a bomb was set off outside the house of a Hashd commander in Shula in the north that wounded 2 people. IS reactivated its cell in Tarmiya in the outer north of the province but it has been quiet over the last few weeks due to security sweeps by the government.

 

There were just two incidents in Diyala, two shootings in the Muqdadiya district in the center.  One was at a voting center obviously meant as an attempt to intimidate voters before the election. Diyala is usually the most violent part of the country, but this week was different.

 

Kirkuk had the most incidents with 5. That included mortar fire on a voting center and a sniper firing at another. At the end of the week IS men stormed into a house looking for three oil police who were not at home. The insurgents have major bases in the south of the governorate but attacks wildly fluctuate there week to week.

 

Two checkpoints were attacked and a town was hit by mortar fire during the week in Ninewa. These are the norms in the province. IS usually just focuses upon keeping people and the security forces out of its smuggling routes and camps.

 

The Baiji district saw two attacks during the week with a sound bomb and a mortar incident. Like Kirkuk, Salahaddin has IS camps but incidents go up and down with each week.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Oct 1-7

Oct 8-14

Anbar

1

-

Baghdad

1

1

Basra

-

1 Pro-Iran

Diyala

7

2

Kirkuk

2

5

Ninewa

1

3

Salahaddin

5

2

TOTAL

17

14/1 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Oct 1-7

Oct 8-14

Baghdad

1 (1K)

2 (2W)

Diyala

8 (5K, 3W)

3 (3W)

Kirkuk

4 (4W)

5 (2K, 3W)

Ninewa

2 (2W)

1 (1K)

Salahaddin

18 (5K, 13W)

6 (1K, 5W)

TOTAL

33 (11K, 22W)

17 (4K, 13W)

 

 

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

 

October Totals - 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

 

Violence By Province Oct 8-14 2021

Province

Violence

2018 Avg

2019 Avg

2020 Avg

2021 Avg

Anbar

-

12.6 incidents/

month

8.6 incidents/ month

7.0 incidents/ month

5.4 incidents/ month

Babil

-

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.1 incidents/month

Baghdad

1 Incident

2 Wounded

2 Civilians

 

1 Sound Bomb

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

6.6 incidents/month

Diyala

2 Incidents

3 Wounded

1 Hashd

2 ISF

 

2 Shootings

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.0 incidents/month

Kirkuk

5 Incidents

2 Killed

1 Civilian

1 ISF

3 Wounded

3 ISF

 

2 Shootings

1 Sticky Bomb

1 Mortar

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

12.2 incidents/month

Ninewa

3 Incidents

1 Killed

1 ISF

 

1 Shooting

2 Mortars

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.5 incidents/month

Salahaddin

2 Incidents

1 Killed

1 Civilian

5 Wounded

5 Civilians

 

1 Sound Bomb

1 Mortar

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

9.3 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "Armed Men Attack Kurdish Village in Kirkuk, Search for Oil Police Officers," 10/14/21

- "Iraq: Bombing Kills a Child at Election Campaign," 10/8/21

- Police Officer Killed in IS Attack on Polling Station," 10/10/21

 

Middle East Monitor, "Gunmen attack voting center in Iraq's Diyala, 2 injured," 10/10/21

 

NINA, "A Civilian Injured In A Sticky Bomb Exploded In His Car In Kirkuk," 10/11/21

- "Four mortar shells fell south of Hatra in Nineveh," 10/10/21

- "An Officer Injured In An ISIS Attack In A Security Point West Of Kirkuk," 10/10/21

- "A Policeman Killed By Unidentified Gunmen, Northwest of Mosul," 10/13/21

- "Targeting the house of a brigade commander in the Popular Mobilization with a sound bomb in Baghdad," 10/13/21

- "Two Mortar Shells Fall On A Police Checkpoint, South of Mosul," 10/12/21

 

Shafaq News, "An explosion targets a support convoy for the international coalition in the far south of Iraq," 10/13/21

- "Four mortar shells near an election center in Kirkuk," 10/9/21

- "ISIS attacks the crowd in Diyala and injuries," 10/10/21

- "Mortar shelling north Salahaddin and the closure of an election center due to an armed fight in Diyala," 10/10/21

 

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