Thursday, December 30, 2021

Security In Iraq Dec 22-28, 2021


Pro-Iran groups are back to daily attacks upon American targets in Iraq. On the other hand, the Islamic State is in its usual winter hibernation but is targeting the security forces in its few attacks.

 

There were a total of 18 security incidents reported in Iraq from December 22-28. That was down from 22 the week before, but higher than the second week of December when there were 14 and 17 the first week.


 

There were 8 attacks by pro-Iran groups during the week. Convoys working for the U.S. were hit by IEDs in Anbar, Babil, Baghdad twice, Diwaniya twice, and Salahaddin. Rockets were also fired at a Turkish military base in Ninewa. Incidents by these factions has gone up nearly every week of December. The first week there were 2 attacks, followed by 4 the second week, 8 the third week and 8 the fourth. There have been a total of 20 attacks in December, the most since 28 in August. They are also expanding outside of their usual areas of southern Iraq and Baghdad into Anbar and Salahaddin. These groups also believe that Turkey’s presence in northern Iraq is another occupation of the country which needs to end.

 

There were just 10 incidents by the Islamic State. Those were in Diyala (4), Kirkuk (2), Ninewa (2), and Salahaddin (2). Attacks by the insurgents have been in the tens and teens since the middle of September.

 

Those resulted in 11 killed and 27 wounded. 2 civilians, 2 Hashd al-Shaabi and 7 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) died and 2 civilians, 4 Hashd and 21 ISF were injured. Diyala had the most casualties with 23 followed by 13 in Salahaddin.

 

Despite the law level of activity by IS it is going after the security forces once again. In Diyala two IEDs left one soldier dead and 14 wounded. A security operation in the Hamrin Mountains in the northeast led to a confrontation that resulted in 3 dead soldiers and 3 more injured. Likewise in Salahaddin there was a clash during a sweep that resulted in the deaths of 2 Hashd and 4 more wounded. An attack upon a checkpoint with an ambush for the reinforcements that arrived resulted in 7 police casualties. Of the 11 killed during the week 9 were from the security forces and 25 of the 27 wounded were ISF and Hashd.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Dec 1-7

Dec 8-14

Dec 15-21

Dec 22-28

Anbar

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

Babil

-

3/2 Pro-Iran

3/2 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

Baghdad

-

-

-

2 Pro-Iran

Basra

1 Pro-Iran

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

Dhi Qar

-

1 Pro-Iran

 

-

Diwaniya

1 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

3 Pro-Iran

2 Pro-Iran

Diyala

6

4

7

4

Irbil

2

-

3

-

Kirkuk

5

2

-

2

Ninewa

1

2

1

3/1 Pro-Iran

Salahaddin

1

1

2

3/1 Pro-Iran

TOTAL

17/2 Pro-Iran

14/4 Pro-Iran

22/8 Pro-Iran

18/8 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Dec 1-7

Dec 8-14

Dec 15-21

Dec 22-28

Babil

-

1 (1K)

1 (1W)

-

Basra

8 (4K, 4W)

-

-

-

Diyala

4 (2K, 2W)

1 (1K)

14 (7K, 7W)

23 (5K, 18W)

Irbil

18 (13K, 5W)

-

1 (1W)

-

Kirkuk

17 (9K, 8W)

2 (2W)

-

1 (1K)

Ninewa

1 (1W)

3 (1K, 2W)

1 (1W)

1 (1W)

Salahaddin

3 (1K, 2W)

3 (1K, 2W)

6 (4K, 2W)

13 (5K, 8W)

TOTAL

51 (29K, 22W)

10 (4K, 6W)

23 (11K, 12W)

38 (11K, 27W)

 

 

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

11/30/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

November Totals – 10 (2) – 6 Wounded

12/5/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

12/7/21

Motorcycle Bomb ISF – 4 killed, 4 Wounded

12/9/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

12/12/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil, Dhi Qar, Diwaniya

12/16/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil, IED dismantled - Babil

12/18/21

IED dismantled - Babil

12/19/21

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

12/21/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil, Basra, Diwaniya

12/22/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

12/23/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil, Salahaddin

12/26/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad, Diwaniya

12/27/21

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

12/28/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

 

December Totals 20 (2) – 4 Killed, 4 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

Nov 29-30

3/1

1

3

NOV

67/12

27

59

Dec 1-7

17/2

29

22

Dec 8-14

14/4

4

6

Dec 15-21

22/8

11

12

Dec 22-28

18/8

11

27

 

Violence By Province Dec 22-28, 2021

Province

Violence

2018 Avg

2019 Avg

2020 Avg

2021 Avg

Anbar

1 Pro-Iran

 

1 IED

12.6 incidents/

month

8.6 incidents/ month

7.0 incidents/ month

5.0 incidents/ month

Babil

1 Pro-Iran

 

1 IED

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.6 incidents/month

Baghdad

2 Pro-Iran

 

2 IEDs

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

6.1 incidents/ month

Diwaniya

2 Pro-Iran Incidents

 

2 IEDs

 

 

 

 

Diyala

4 Incidents

5 Killed

1 Civilian

4 ISF

18 Wounded

1 Civilian

17 ISF

 

2 Shootings

2 IEDs

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

22.4 incidents/month

Kirkuk

2 Incidents

1 Killed

1 Civilian

 

1 Shooting

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.9 incidents/month

Ninewa

3/1 Pro-Iran Incidents

1 Wounded

1 Civilian

 

1 IED

2 Rockets

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.6 incidents/month

Salahaddin

3/1 Pro-Iran Incidents

5 Killed

2 Hashd

3 ISF

8 Wounded

4 Hashd

4 ISF

 

2 Shootings

1 IED

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

12 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

NINA, "The Assassination of a teacher south of the city of Kirkuk," 12/23/21

- "A convoy of logistical support for the international coalition forces targeted with an explosive device in Diwaniyah," 12/27/21

- "A convoy of logistical support for the international coalition forces was targeted with an explosive device, south of Salah al-Din," 12/23/21

- "A Convoy Of Logistical Support For The Int'l Coalition Forces Targeted In Babylon," 12/23/21

- "A Convoy Of Logistical Support For The Int'l Coalition Targeted With An IED In Anbar," 12/26/21

- "An elderly man was injured by an explosive device left behind by ISIS, south of Mosul," 12/26/21

- "An explosive device targets a convoy of the International Coalition in the south of the country," 12/26/21

- "A farmer was killed and his brother was wounded by unknown gunmen in Diyala," 12/23/21

- "ISIS kidnaps a civilian south of Kirkuk," 12/27/21

- "Security source: Missile bombing targets Zlikan camp, north of Mosul," 12/27/21

 

NRT, "Three Iraqi Soldiers Killed As ISIS Attacks Continue In Diyala," 12/29/21

 

Shafaq News, "An explosion targets a convoy carrying equipment for the International Coalition in Baghdad," 12/22/21

- "In the third attack of its kind within hours, an explosion targets the international coalition in Iraq," 12/26/21

 

Shilani, Mustafa, "Iraqi soldier killed, over a dozen wounded in explosions northeast of Diyala," Kurdistan 24, 12/27/21

 

Al Sumaria, "An attack targeting a Turkish army base in Ninewa," 12/27/21

- "Seven policemen were killed and wounded in an attack in Salahaddin," 12/27/21

- "Two casualties and injuries from the crowd in a terrorist attack in Salahaddin," 12/22/21

 

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