Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Security In Iraq Jan 1-7, 2022


The new year saw just as many incidents by pro-Iran groups as the Islamic State. While the latter is still in its winter break the former has started a new campaign against the U.S. and Turkish presence in Iraq.

 

There was a total of 18 incidents recorded in Iraq from January 1-7. Overall incidents have been at that level since the middle of September 2021.


 

There were 9 incidents by pro-Iran groups. Convoys working for the U.S. were bombed in Baghdad, Babil twice and Muthanna, while rockets were fired at Camp Victory in Baghdad and Ain Al-Asad base in Anbar. The Americans also shot down drones over Baghdad International Airport and Ain al-Asad. Finally a Turkish army base in northern Ninewa was struck with missiles as well. At the end of 2021 the Americans announced that all its combat troops had withdrawn from the country. It still has forces aiding the Iraqi military which these Resistance factions want out. They also consider Ankara’s presence in the north a second occupation and have been attacking them as well lately.

 

There were 9 incidents by the Islamic State in Baghdad (1), Diyala (4), Kirkuk (2), Ninewa (1) and Salahaddin (1). IS has wound down its attacks since the summer as it has done almost every winter.

 

Those left thee dead made up of one civilians, one Hashd al-Shaabi and one member of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). Another four were wounded consisting of one peshmerga and three ISF. Those casualties were spread across Baghdad, Diyala, Kirkuk, and Ninewa. This was one of the smallest weekly totals, and another sign that the insurgency is in hibernation currently.

 

All the attacks during the week were small in scale. In Madain in the outer south of Baghdad province an IED went off that left two army casualties. A checkpoint was shot at in the Tal Afar district of western Ninewa killing one Hashd, another in Kirkuk that left a Peshmerga injured, and a third in northern Diyala. Rockets were fired at a Peshmerga position in the Dibs district of Kirkuk, and infiltration attempts were foiled in eastern Salahaddin and northern Diyala. An bomb wounded two police and there was a shooting in the latter province as well. These incidents represent IS’s activities in Iraq for the last two years. They are mostly aimed at keeping civilians and the security forces out of Islamic State controlled areas such as southern Kirkuk and central and northeastern Diyala. One change is that the insurgents have also been hitting northwest Diyala recently along the Salahaddin border. It appears it wants to establish de facto control over the area which it has mostly used for logistics lately.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Jan 1-7

Anbar

2 Pro-Iran

Babil

2 Pro-Iran

Baghdad

4/3 Pro-Iran

Diyala

4

Kirkuk

2

Muthanna

1 Pro-Iran

Ninewa

2/1 Pro-Iran

Salahaddin

1

TOTAL

18/9 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Jan 1-7

Baghdad

2 (1K, 1W)

Diyala

3 (1K, 2W)

Kirkuk

1 (1W)

Ninewa

1 (1K)

TOTAL

7 (3K, 4W)

 

 

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

12/29/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

 

December Totals 21 (2) – 4 Killed, 4 Wounded

1/2/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

1/3/22

2 Drones shot down – Baghdad International Airport

1/4/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

 

Drone shot down – Ain al-Asad Base, Anbar

1/5/22

Rockets – Camp Victory, Baghdad

 

Rockets – Ain al-Asad Base, Anbar

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna, Babil

1/6/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

January Totals 7 (2)

 

Security In Iraq 2021-22

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

Dec 29-31

7/1

5

4

DEC

78/23

56

67

Jan 1-7, 2022

18/9

3

4

 

Violence By Province Jan 1-7, 2022

Province

Violence

2018 Avg

2019 Avg

2020 Avg

2021 Avg

Anbar

2 Pro-Iran Incidents

 

2 IEDs

12.6 incidents/

month

8.6 incidents/ month

7.0 incidents/ month

4.6 incidents/ month

Babil

2 Pro-Iran Incidents

 

2 IEDs

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

Baghdad

4/3 Pro-Iran Incidents

1 Killed

1 ISF

1 Wounded

1 ISF

 

2 IEDs

1 Rockets

2 Drones

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

Diyala

4 Incidents

1 Killed

1 Civilian

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

3 Shootings

1 IED

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

22.8 incidents/month

Kirkuk

2 Incidents

1 Wounded

1 Peshmerga

 

1 Shooting

1 Rockets

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

Muthanna

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

 

 

 

 

Ninewa

2/1 Pro-Iran Incidents

1 Killed

1 Hashd

 

1 Shooting

1 Rockets

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

Salahaddin

1 Incident

 

1 Shooting

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "Convoy Carrying Coalition Supplies Hit by Roadside Bomb in Baghdad," 1/4/22

 

NINA, "Thwarting an infiltration attempt by ISIS in Mutaibija, in Salah al-Din Governorate," 1/6/22

 

NRT, "Coalition Airbase Comes Under Attack Again In Anbar," 1/5/22

- "Drones Shot Down Targeting Coalition Airbase In Anbar," 1/4/22

- "Peshmerga Forces Unharmed after Katyusha Rocket Attack in Prde: Ministry," 1/7/22

- "Peshmerga Member Wounded In Sniper Attack On Barricades In Kirkuk," 1/7/22

- "Rocket Launcher Discovered After

 

Shafaq News, "In less than an hour, a second attack targets the coalition in Babylon," 1/5/22

- "Missile targets a Turkish military base in Iraq," 1/2/22

- "A new attack targeting the international coalition in southern Iraq," 1/5/22

- "Ninewa .. A terrorist attack targets a popular crowd checkpoint and causes a victim," 1/4/22

- "The second in 24 hours … ISIS attacks the crowd in Diyala," 1/1/22

- "The third attack within hours .. A bomb exploded on a convoy of logistical support for the coalition in Babylon," 1/6/22

 

Sotaliraq, "In Diyala … Unidentified gunmen shoot and kill a citizen," 1/7/22

- "Iraq: One soldier was killed and another wounded in an explosion near Baghdad," 1/5/22

- "The Popular Mobilization Forces thwart an ISIS attack on a security point north of Baqubah," 1/2/22

 

Al Sumaria, "Two members of the Federal Police were injured by an explosive device between Diyala and Nahrawan - Urgent," 1/5/22

 

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