Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Security In Iraq Nov 8-14, 2021


Security remained largely the same for the 7th week in Iraq. Incidents by the Islamic State remained in the teens and there was one attack by Pro-Iran forces.

 

There were a total of 15 incidents reported in the media in Iraq from November 8-14. That compared to 20 the week before.


 

One of those was by pro-Iran groups. They hit a logistics convoy working for the U.S. in Diwaniya. Since the October elections these factions have dramatically cut back their operations. There used to be several attacks a week but now there is only about one per week. They seem to be more focused upon their poor showing in the vote then targeting the Americans right now.

 

There were 14 incidents by the Islamic State. Those happened in Anbar (1), Diyala (3), Kirkuk (3), Ninewa (3), and Salahaddin (4).

 

Those left 11 killed, 2 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), 4 Hashd al-Shaabi and 5 civilians. There were another 18 wounded, 4 ISF, 5 Hashd, and 9 civilians. Salahaddin with 13 casualties and Kirkuk with 12 had the most dead and wounded during the week.

 

There was just one incident in Anbar when an IED was dismantled by a power tower. The power network was a major target during the summer. Anbar is still not a priority for IS attacks because it is a logistics hub.

 

Diyala is usually the focus of the Islamic State but it hasn’t been for the last several weeks. There were only three incidents during the week and they were all on one day, November 13. That day there was mortar fire that wounded two civilians, a police officer was gunned down and there was a shot out in the Hamrin Mountains. IS seems to be exploring other areas of the country rather than concentrating upon Diyala currently.

 

Kirkuk, Ninewa and Salahaddin all had the same amount of violence. There were three separate IEDs in Kirkuk all targeting the security forces. In Ninewa an infiltration attempt was stopped, and IED went off and IS attacked a Hashd unit. Salahaddin had the biggest incidents of the week. After the insurgents attacked a group of fisherman in the Amerli district in the east there were two days of fighting. The Iraqi Air Force was even called in to bomb the area. IS also assaulted a Hashd brigade. The incidents in Ninewa and Salahaddin show how while the total number of attacks is very low in Iraq the insurgents are testing the security situation. The group is looking for new areas to operate in and seeing how the security forces react. Thus the attack upon the Hashd in Ninewa which rarely happens there and the two days of fighting in Salahaddin. Usually IS just concentrates upon hit and run tactics and stand off tactics like IEDs and snipers. These were two up close and personal confrontations. This is a new step in the Islamic State’s attempt to rebuild in the country.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Nov 1-7

Nov 8-14

Anbar

1

1

Babil

2

-

Baghdad

1 Pro-Iran

-

Diwaniya

-

1 Pro-Iran

Diyala

6

3

Kirkuk

4

3

Ninewa

3/1 Pro-Iran

3

Salahaddin

1

4

Sulaymaniya

2

-

TOTAL

20/2 Pro-Iran

15/1 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Nov 1-7

Nov 8-14

Anbar

4 (4W)

-

Babil

1 (1K)

-

Baghdad

6 (6W)

-

Diyala

7 (1K, 6W)

3 (1K, 2W)

Kirkuk

-

12 (3K, 9W)

Ninewa

2 (2W)

1 (1K)

Salahaddin

3 (1K, 2W)

13 (6K, 7W)

TOTAL

23 (3K, 20W)

29 (11K, 18W)

 

 

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

 

November Totals – 3 – 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

 

Violence By Province Nov 1-7, 2021

Province

Violence

2018 Avg

2019 Avg

2020 Avg

2021 Avg

Anbar

1 Incident

 

1 IED

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

-

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

6.7 incidents/ month

Diwaniya

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

 

 

 

 

Diyala

3 Incidents

1 Killed

1 ISF

2 Wounded

2 Civilians

 

2 Shootings

1 Mortar

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

22.9 incidents/month

Kirkuk

3 Incidents

3 Killed

1 ISF

2 Hashd

9 Wounded

4 ISF

5 Hashd

 

3 IEDs

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

12.3 incidents/month

Ninewa

3 Incidents

1 Killed

1 Civilian

 

2 Shootings

1 IED

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.7 incidents/month

Salahaddin

4 Incidents

6 Killed

2 Hashd

4 Civilians

7 Wounded

7 Civilians

 

3 Shootings

1 IED

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

12.3 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "Daquq: Three Iraqi Soldiers Injured in IS Bombing," 11/12/21

- "IS Kills Two Fishermen, Wounds Three in Disputed Kurdish Town," 11/9/21

 

NINA, "An Attempt To Blow Up An Electric Power Tower In Western Anbar Thwarted," 11/11/21

- "A Member Of The Tribal Mobilization Forces Martyred South of Mosul," 11/9/21

- "The PMF Clash With ISIS In the Hamrin Mountain Range, Diyala," 11/13/21

- "The PMF Repels An Attack By ISIS In Al-Siniyah area in Salah al-Din Governorate," 11/14/21

- "A police officer was killed in an armed confrontation with wanted men in Diyala," 11/13/21

- "A shepherd was killed by an explosive device left behind by ISIS, west of Mosul," 11/12/21

- "A Soldier Martyred And Another Wounded In An Explosive Device Explosion South of Kirkuk," 11/14/21

- "A Terrorist Attempt To Target Electricity Towers Thwarted In Salah al-Din," 11/11/21

 

NRT, "One Killed In ISIS Attack On Fisherman In Saladin Governorate," 11/9/21

- "Two Wounded In Diyala Mortar Attack," 11/13/21

 

Shafaq News, "Update .. Two victims and five wounded in an explosion targeting the Popular Mobilization Forces in Kirkuk," 11/8/21

 

Shafaq News, "Amerli clashes claim the lives of two members of the Popular Mobilization," 11/10/21

- "An attempt to infiltrate ISIS militants in Mosul thwarted," 11/8/21

- "An explosion targets a convoy of the international coalition in southern Iraq," 11/9/21

- "Al-Hashd al-Shaabi announces the repulsion of ISIS attack south of Mosul," 11/13/21

- "With the intervention of warplanes .. Amerli clashes ended with 7 casualties and injures," 11/10/21

 

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