Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Security In Iraq May 8-14, 2022


Violence went back to its usual low level during the second week of May. The previous weeks saw the Islamic State’s annual Ramadan offensive and attacks spiked. That’s now over and security incidents are back to normal.

 

There were a total of just 9 security incidents reported in the media in Iraq from May 8-14. That compared to 31 the week before.


 

There were two incidents by pro-Iran groups. A convoy working for the Americans was bombed in Diwaniya and a drone was shot down over Camp Speicher in Salahaddin. Attacks by these groups went up in April with 20 incidents but have gone back down in May. There have only been 4 successful attacks by these factions during this month.

 

There were only 7 incidents by the Islamic State during the week. There were 27 the week before as the group’s Ramadan offensive was winding down. Before that attacks had been in single digits each week for months.

 

The week’s incidents occurred in Diyala (4), Kirkuk (1), and Salahaddin (2).

 

They caused 2 deaths, 1 civilian and 1 member of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and 7 wounded, 1 civilian, 1 Peshmerga, and 5 ISF. All the casualties happened in Diyala.

 

This week was different from previous ones as most of the incidents were offensive in nature. A police chief’s house was shot at in the Muqdadiya district in central Diyala. A Hashd commander had his home bombed in the Dibs district in southern Kirkuk. Finally, there were two clashes with insurgents in Salahaddin. The other three incidents were defensive meant to keep civilians and the government out of IS areas. None of the attacks happened in a city as the militants remain limited to the rural, mountainous and desert regions of the country where it has little impact upon the larger society.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

May 1-7

May 8-14

Anbar

1

-

Baghdad

2

-

Diwaniya

-

1 Pro-Iran

Diyala

11

4

Irbil

1 Pro-Iran

-

Kirkuk

7

1

Ninewa

6/2 Pro-Iran

-

Salahaddin

2

3/1 Pro-Iran

TOTAL

31/3 Pro-Iran

9/2 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

May 1-7

May 8-14

Baghdad

1 (1W)

-

Diyala

19 (8K, 11W)

9 (2K, 7W)

Kirkuk

7 (7W)

-

Ninewa

6 (6W)

-

TOTAL

33 (8K, 25W)

9 (2K, 7W)

 

Attacks by Pro-Iran Groups

 

March Totals 12

4/3/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna, Salahaddin

4/4/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

4/5/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

4/6/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

 

Rockets – Khabat, Irbil

4/7/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

4/8/22

Drone Shot Down – Ain Al-Assad Base, Anbar

4/10/22

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

 

Drone Strike - Dohuk

4/13/22

Rockets Discovered - Baghdad

4/14/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

4/17/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

4/21/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

4/22/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Dohuk

4/23/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

4/24/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

 

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

4/30/22

Rockets – Ain al-Assad base, Anbar

 

April Totals 20 (2)

5/1/22

Rockets - Irbil

 

Rockets – Bartella, Ninewa

 

Rockets – Qaraqosh, Ninewa

5/11/22

Drone shot down – Camp Speicher, Salahaddin

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

 

May Totals 4 (1)

 

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

Mar 29-31

4/1

-

5

MAR

46/12/1

19

21

Apr 1-7

16/8

-

6

Apr 8-14

21/7

8

25

Apr 15-21

22/2

10

22

Apr 22-28

44/4

14

44

Apr 29-30

6/1

2

6

APR

111/22

34

103

May 1-7

31/3

8

25

May 8-14

9/2

2

7

 

Violence By Province May 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

4.2.0 incidents/month

Babil

-

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

Baghdad

-

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

2.5 incidents/month

Diwaniya

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

 

 

 

 

 

Diyala

4 Incidents

2 Killed

1 Civilian

1 ISF

7 Wounded

1 Civilian

1 Peshmerga

5 ISF

 

2 Shootings

2 IEDs

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

Kirkuk

1 Incident

 

1 IED

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

11.25 Incidents/month

Ninewa

-

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

7.0 incidents/month

Salahaddin

3/1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

2 Shootings

1 Drone

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

7.0 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "Clashes Erupt between Peshmerga and IS in Tuz Khurmatu," 5/11/22

- "Hashd al-Shaabi Commander Attacked with Bomb in Prde," 5/8/22

- "Peshmerga Fighter Injured by IED Blast during Anti-IS Operation," 5/12/22

- "US-led Coalition Shoots Down Bomb-Laden Drone in Central Iraq," 5/13/22

 

NINA, "An Armed Attack Targets The House Of The Police Chief Of Abo Saida District In Diyala," 5/8/22

- "A Civilian Killed Another Wounded In An Armed Attack East Of Baquba," 5/8/22

- "A convoy of logistical support for the international coalition forces was targeted with an explosive device in Diwaniyah," 5/11/22

- "The PMF Repels An ISIS Attack In Salah Al-Din," 5/14/22

 

NRT, "Member Of Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Forces Killed In IED Explosion In Diyala," 5/14/22

 

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