Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Security In Iraq Nov 22-28, 2021


Security has been relatively stable in Iraq. For the last ten weeks attacks by the Islamic State have been in the teens and tens. Pro-Iran groups are slowly ramping up their operations against the U.S. however.

 

There were 15 security incidents reported in the media in Iraq from November 22-28. The week before there were 14 incidents, the second week of November there were 15 and 20 the first week of the month.


 

Four of those were by pro-Iran groups. They hit logistics convoys carrying supplies for the U.S. with IEDs in Basra, Muthanna and twice in Diwaniya. That was a large increase. In October for example there were just 5 attacks total. These factions have been busy with the elections and their poor showing but now they appear to be going back to targeting the U.S. as the deadline for its combat troops to withdraw from Iraq approaches at the end of the year.

 

There were a total of 11 incidents by the Islamic State. Those happened in Baghdad (1), Diyala (5), Ninewa (2), Salahaddin (1) and Sulaymaniya (2).

 

They left 10 dead and 14 wounded. 1 civilian, 1 Hashd al-Shaabi, 3 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and 5 Peshmerga died while 4 civilians, 4 Peshmerga and 6 ISF were injured. Diyala had the most casualties with 12 followed by 9 in Sulaymaniya. There was just one other death in Salahaddin.

 

In Baghdad three IS members attempted to escape from Taji prison. They were caught and one was killed in the process.

 

Diyala had the most incidents as usual. There were four shootings and an IED upon the police. Four of the attacks were in the Muqdadiya district in the center and the fifth was in Buhriz in the south. Most of these low-level attacks are aimed at keeping civilians and the security forces out of IS controlled areas.

 

Ninewa and Salahaddin had similar incidents. The former had two IEDs go off, while in the latter a sniper shot at a checkpoint.

 

Sulaymaniya had the biggest incident of the week when another checkpoint was targeted by a sniper that left 5 Peshmerga dead and 4 others wounded. Later that day another checkpoint was targeted. While attacks are very low in Iraq right now IS is probing new areas to see how security is. In September for instance the group was attacking Irbil. This month they have carried out a few operations in Sulaymaniya. It shows that while the insurgency is at a very low level it is attempting to expand into new areas of the country.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Nov 1-7

Nov 8-14

Nov 15-21

Nov 22-28

Anbar

1

1

1

-

Babil

2

-

2/1 Pro-Iran

-

Baghdad

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

1

Basra

-

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Dhi Qar

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

Diwaniya

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

2 Pro-Iran

Diyala

6

3

4

5

Kirkuk

4

3

1

-

Muthanna

-

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Ninewa

3/1 Pro-Iran

3

3/2 Pro-Iran

2

Salahaddin

1

4

2

1

Sulaymaniya

2

-

-

2

TOTAL

20/2 Pro-Iran

15/1 Pro-Iran

14/4 Pro-Iran

15/4 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Nov 1-7

Nov 8-14

Nov 15-21

Nov 22-28

Anbar

4 (4W)

-

-

-

Babil

1 (1K)

-

-

-

Baghdad

6 (6W)

-

-

-

Diyala

7 (1K, 6W)

3 (1K, 2W)

5 (2K, 3W)

12 (4K, 8W)

Kirkuk

-

12 (3K, 9W)

-

-

Ninewa

2 (2W)

1 (1K)

1 (1W)

2 (2W)

Salahaddin

3 (1K, 2W)

13 (6K, 7W)

-

1 (1K)

Sulaymaniya

-

-

-

9 (5K, 4W)

TOTAL

23 (3K, 20W)

29 (11K, 18W)

6 (2K, 4W)

24 (10K, 14W)

 

 

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

10/22/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

10/28/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

10/31/21

Rockets – Landed in Mansour, Baghdad

 

October Totals – 5 (1)

11/7/21

Drone Strike – PM Kazemi’s residence – 6 Wounded

 

Rockets – Turkish military base, Bashiqa, Ninewa

11/9/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US - Diwaniya

11/16/21

IED dismantled – Babil

 

Rockets – Turkish military base, Bavian, Ninewa

11/19/21

Rockets dismantled Ninewa

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

11/22/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

11/25/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Basra

11/28/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya, Muthanna

 

November Totals – 9 (2) – 6 Wounded

 

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

Oct 22-28

21/1/1

36

42

Oct 29-31

11/1

7

7

OCT

72/6/1

61

86

Nov 1-7

20/2

3

20

Nov 8-14

15/1

11

18

Nov 15-21

14/4

2

4

Nov 22-28

15/4

10

14

 

Violence By Province Nov 15-21, 2021

Province

Violence

2018 Avg

2019 Avg

2020 Avg

2021 Avg

Anbar

-

12.6 incidents/

month

8.6 incidents/ month

7.0 incidents/ month

5.3 incidents/ month

Babil

-

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.6 incidents/month

Baghdad

1 Incident

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

6.7 incidents/ month

Basra

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

 

 

 

 

Diwaniya

2 Pro-Iran Incident

 

2 IEDs

 

 

 

 

Diyala

5 Incidents

4 Killed

1 Civilian

1 Hashd

2 ISF

8 Wounded

2 Civilians

6 ISF

 

4 Shootings

1 IED

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

22.9 incidents/month

Kirkuk

-

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

12.3 incidents/month

Muthanna

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

 

 

 

 

Ninewa

2 Incidents

2 Wounded

2 Civilians

 

2 IEDs

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.7 incidents/month

Salahaddin

1 Incident

1 Killed

1 ISF

 

1 Shooting

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

12.3 incidents/month

Sulaymaniya

2 Incidents

5 Killed

5 Peshmerga

4 Wounded

4 Peshmerga

 

2 Shootings

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "Bomb Blast Hits Convoy Carrying Coalition Logistic Supplies in South of Iraq," 11/22/21

- "PHOTOS | Five Peshmerga Soldiers Killed, Four Injured in Saturday's Attack by IS," 11/28/21

 

NINA, "4 Security Personnel, Including An Officer, Injured In An IED's Explosion In Diyala," 11/26/21

- "A Civilian Injured By An ISIS's IED," 11/22/21

- "A Government Employee Seriously Injured In An Armed Attack In Diyala," 11/25/21

- "A logistical convoy of the Iraqi forces was exposed to an explosive device explosion in Diwaniyah," 11/28/21

- "One soldier was killed and three others were wounded in an ISIS attack in Diyala," 11/22/21

- "A Policeman Died Of His Wounds In Al-Abbarah District, Diyala," 11/29/21

- "The Popular Mobilization confronts the ISIS attack in Al-Mu'tasim district in Salah Al-Din," 11/24/21

- "A woman was injured in the explosion of an explosive device left behind by ISIS in Sinjar district," 11/22/21

- "A Worker Killed In Mysterious Circumstances In Diyala," 11/23/21

 

NRT, "Peshmerga Foils ISIS Attack In Kifri: Ministry," 11/29/21

 

Shafaq News, "A bombing targets the logistics support of the coalition in the far south of Iraq," 11/25/21

- "An explosion targets an Iraqi convoy carrying equipment for the International Coalition in Al-Muthanna," 11/28/21

- "A victim of the crowd in an armed attack in Diyala," 11/25/21

 

Al Sumaria, "The cell narrates the details of the attempted escape of three terrorists from Al-Taji prison," 11/27/21

 

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