Monday, June 27, 2022

Security In Iraq Jun 15-22, 2022


The security situation remained stable for another week in Iraq. There were roughly the same number of incidents from the second to third week of June and those were at a very low level.

 

There were a total of 10 security incidents reported in the media in Iraq from June 15-21. That compared to 12 incidents the week before and 6 the 1st week of the month.


 

There were 2 attacks by pro-Iran groups. Rockets were fired at a Turkish base in Ninewa which has been targeted every month now and 2 IEDs went off at the gate of the Iraqi intelligence service in Baghdad. This came after Kataib Hezbollah claimed that the agency was involved in the deaths of Hashd leader Abu Muhandis and Iranian Quds Force commander General Qasim Suleimani. These accusations have been going on for some time and factions allied with Tehran have attacked intel personnel before.

 

There were 8 incidents by the Islamic State in Diyala (6) and Salahaddin (2). They resulted in 5 killed made up of 2 Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and 3 civilians and 2 wounded ISF.

 

In Diyala there were three shootings, a body of a man was found after he was kidnapped, and an army patrol was hit by an IED. 5 of the 6 incidents took place in the Muqdadiya district in the center of the province which is one of the main bases of the insurgents in the country. The sixth was in the northeast along the Salahaddin border which has been under de facto control of IS for years.

 

A village was attacked in the Tuz Kharmato district of eastern Salahaddin and an IED was dismantled along the highway to Baghdad. The former was the only offensive operation by the militants during the week.

 

As usual all Islamic State activity was in rural and mountainous regions of Iraq. There were almost all defensive in action and none took place in a city. 14 of the 23 weeks since the start of 2022 have experienced single digits in security incidents another sign of how far IS has fallen from its heyday.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Jun 1-7

Jun 8-14

Jun 15-21

Anbar

-

1

-

Baghdad

1

-

1 Pro-Iran

Diyala

2

3

6

Irbil

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

Kirkuk

-

1

-

Ninewa

2

4/2 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

Salahaddin

1 Pro-Iran

2/1 Pro-Iran

2

TOTAL

6/1 Pro-Iran

12/4 Pro-Iran

10/2 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Jun 1-7

Jun 8-14

Jun 15-21

Anbar

-

1 (1W)

-

Diyala

7 (7W)

3 (1K, 2W)

6 (4K, 2W)

Irbil

-

3 (3W)

-

Ninewa

1 (1W)

3 (3W)

-

Salahaddin

-

-

1 (1K)

TOTAL

8 (8W)

10 (1K, 9W)

7 (5K, 2W)

 

Attacks by Pro-Iran Groups

 

April Total 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

5/15/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna, Diwaniya

5/19/22

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

5/21/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa – 1 killed

5/24/22

Drone shot down – Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad

5/30/22

Rockets – Ain al-Assad base, Anbar

 

May Total 11 (2) – 1 killed

6/2/22

Drone shot down – Turkish Base, Ninewa

6/5/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

6/8/22

Drone – Irbil – 3 wounded

6/9/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

 

Rockets – Oil Company, Ninewa

6/12/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US - Salahaddin

6/17/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

6/19/22

2 IEDs – Iraqi intelligence HQ, Baghdad

 

June Total 7 (1) – 3 wounded

 

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

May 15-21

18/6

10

6

May 22-28

13/1

21

11

May 29-31

2/1

-

2

MAY

73/13

41

51

Jun 1-7

6/2

-

8

Jun 8-14

12/4

1

9

Jun 15-21

10/2

5

2

 

Violence By Province May 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

3.8 incidents/month

Babil

-

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

2.0 incidents/month

Baghdad

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

2 IEDs

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

2.8 incidents/month

Diyala

6 Incidents

4 Killed

1 ISF

3 Civilians

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

3 Shootings

1 IED

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

16.0 incidents/month

Irbil

-

 

 

 

 

 

Kirkuk

-

 

 

 

 

 

Ninewa

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 Rockets

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

7.2 incidents/month

Salahaddin

2 Incidents

1 Killed

1 ISF

 

1 Shooting

1 IED

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

7.2 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "Iraqi Soldier Killed in IS Attack in Tuz Khurmatu," 6/17/22

 

Buratha News, “Kataib Hezbollah: Pompeo confirmed our information that a director and members of the intelligence service were involved in the airport crime,” 6/19/22

 

NINA, "2 Soldiers Injured In An IED's Explosion Near The Border Between Diyala and Salah al-Din," 6/18/22

- "Assassination of a security element in Diyala," 6/20/22

- "The assassination of a young man in Muqdadiya, in Diyala," 6/15/22

- "ISIS Burns Gravel And Sand Quarries In Diyala," 6/21/22

- "Security source: Missile Bombing Targets The Turkish Zilikan Base In Northern Iraq," 6/17/22

- "A Young Man Assassinated And A Body Of Another Found In Diyala,' 6/17/22

 

Salem, Amr, “Explosion near security headquarters rocks Baghdad,” Iraqi News, 6/19/22

 

Al Sumaria, "An explosive device cuts off the Baghdad-Salahaddin road (video)," 6/17/22

 

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