Monday, April 4, 2022

Security In Iraq Mar 22-28, 2022


There were only 6 incidents reported in Iraq from March 22-28. One was by a pro-Iran and the other 5 were by the Islamic State. This has been the general state of security in the country for the last 6 months.



Pro-Iran factions bombed another logistics convoy working for the Americans. This was in Dhi Qar. There have been 11 attacks by these groups in March which matches February’s total. All have been IEDs along with one rocket attack upon Balad Air Base in Salahaddin. It appears that these groups have been distracted by forming the next government which has led to a steady decline in their operations.


 

The Islamic State was responsible for just 5 incidents during the week. They did 6 the week before, 15 the second week of March and 4 the 1st week. IS incidents have been in the teens and single digits since September. This accounts for the fewest attacks since 2003.

 

The incidents occurred in Diyala (2), Kirkuk (1), and Ninewa (2).

 

Those resulted in 7 dead and 4 wounded. 2 soldiers and 5 civilians were killed and 3 more soldiers were injured along with 1 civilian.

 

Two of the 5 incidents resulted from old bombs going off. That meant there were only 3 actual attacks by IS from March 22-28. In Diyala a checkpoint was shot at and an IED went off outside a house belonging to a member of the security forces. In Kirkuk there was a gun battle with the army that left 2 soldiers dead and 2 wounded. The most gruesome incident was the beheading of four shepherds in Ninewa. As usual these attacks were all in rural areas of the country. They were also all defensive in nature meant to keep people out of their areas. It is another sign that the Islamic State is fading in Iraq.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Mar 1-7

Mar 8-14

Mar 15-21

Mar 22-28

Babil

-

1

-

-

Basra

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

Dhi Qar

1 Pro-Iran

2 Pro-Iran

-

1 Pro-Iran

Diwaniya

1 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

Diyala

2

4

1

2

Irbil

-

1 Iran

-

-

Kirkuk

1

4

2

1

Muthanna

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

Ninewa

-

3

3

2

Salahaddin

2/1 Pro-Iran

2

3/2 Pro-Iran

-

TOTAL

7/3Pro-Iran

18/3 Pro-Iran/

1 Iran

10/4 Pro-Iran

6/1 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Mar 1-7

Mar 8-14

Mar 15-21

Mar 22-28

Babil

-

1 (1W)

-

-

Diyala

-

5 (3K, 2W)

-

2 (2W)

Irbil

-

1 (1W)

-

-

Kirkuk

1 (1K)

1 (1W)

5 (2K, 3W)

4 (2K, 2W)

Ninewa

-

4 (3K, 1W)

4 (1K, 3W)

5 (5K)

Salahaddin

-

-

2 (2K)

-

TOTAL

1 (1K)

12 (6K, 6W)

11 (5K, 6W)

11 (7K, 4W)

 

Attacks by Pro-Iran Groups

 

January Totals 31 (9) – 3 Wounded

2/1/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

2/3/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

2/6/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

2/8/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

2/9/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

2/10/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

2/13/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

 

2 IEDs dismantled – Muthanna

2/19/22

Grenade – Taqadum office, Anbar

2/22/22

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

 

IED dismantled – Muthanna

 

February Totals 11 (3)

3/1/22

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

3/4/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

3/8/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

3/13/22

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

3/15/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Basra, Muthanna, Salahaddin

3/18/22

Rockets – Balad Air Base, Salahaddin

3/27/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

 

March Totals 11

 

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

Jan 8-14

35/21

3

18

Jan 15-21

12/5

17

12

Jan 22-28

16/3

8

19

Jan 29-31

6/2

2

6

JAN

87/41

33

59

Feb 1-7

11/3

1

10

Feb 8-14

14/6

8

3

Feb 15-21

9/1

-

11

Feb 22-28

8/4

1

5

FEB

42/14

10

29

Mar 1-7

7/3

1

-

Mar 8-14

18/3/1

6

5

Mar 15-21

10/4

5

6

Mar 22-28

6/1

7

4

 

Violence By Province Mar 1-7, 2022

Province

Violence

2018 Avg

2019 Avg

2020 Avg

2021 Avg

2022 Avg

Anbar

-

12.6 incidents/

month

8.6 incidents/ month

7.0 incidents/ month

4.6 incidents/ month

3.0 incidents/month

Babil

-

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

2.0 incidents/month

Baghdad

-

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

3.0 incidents/month

Dhi Qar

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

 

 

 

 

 

Diyala

2 Incidents

2 Wounded

1 Civilian

1 ISF

 

1 Shooting

1 IED

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

Kirkuk

1 Incident

2 Killed

2 ISF

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

1 Shooting

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.0 Incidents/month

Ninewa

2 Incidents

5 Killed

5 Civilians

 

1 IED

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

5.5 incidents/month

Salahaddin

-

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

4.5 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "IS Beheads Four Shepherds in North of Iraq," 3/26/22

 

NINA, "An explosion targeted the house of an officer in the Ministry of Interior in Diyala," 3/27/22

 

NRT, "Two Members Of Iraqi Army Killed In Clash With ISIS Militants In Kirkuk," 3/26/22

 

Reuters, "Rockets fall in Iraq's Balad air base leaving no damage: Report," 3/18/22

 

Shafaq News, "An explosion kills a shepherd in Tal Afar," 3/23/22

- "An explosion targets a convoy of support for the international coalition in southern Iraq," 3/27/22

- "A soldier was wounded in an ISIS attack on a security point north of Diyala," 3/23/22

 

Al Sumaria, "4 members injured in clashes with ISIS in Kirkuk," 3/26/22

 

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