Thursday, June 16, 2022

Security In Iraq June 8-14, 2022


Security in Iraq remained largely the same from the first to second week of June. That meant very little activity by either the Islamic State or pro-Iran groups and few casualties.

 

There were a total of 12 security incidents reported in the media from June 8-14. That was double the number the week before. The increase was largely due to more attacks by groups aligned with Tehran.


 

Those elements carried out 4 incidents. A convoy working for the U.S. was bombed in Salahaddin, A drone hit Irbil wounding three civilians, while rockets were fired at a Turkish army base and an oil company in Ninewa. In May pro-Iran groups changed their favored weapon from IEDs to rockets and drones. The latter allow a wider range of targets such as the military camp in Ninewa. The factions object to the Turkish presence in Kurdistan to fight the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) as a foreign occupation. The strike on Irbil was political violence as the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) that runs the province is aligned with Moqtada al-Sadr and opposed to the Coordination Framework that includes many Hashd factions involved in these attacks.


 

There were 8 incidents by the Islamic State. Those took place in Anbar (1), Diyala (3), Kirkuk (1), Ninewa (2) and Salahaddin (1). The week before there were 4 incidents. In the 22 weeks since the start of the year 13 have seen single digit attacks.

 

IS attacks left 1 dead and 6 wounded. That was made up of 1 civilian killed plus 3 ISF and 3 civilians who were injured. Anbar had 1 casualty along with 3 each in Diyala and Ninewa.

 

Since the start of the year IS incidents have remained relatively the same. The group is trying to maintain control of its remote areas, protect its smuggling routes, and preserve its cadres. There was an IED in Nukhaib, Anbar which is out in the western desert used for smuggling. In Diyala there was a foiled infiltration attempt and an IED and sniping at a checkpoint both in the Khanaqin district in the northeast. That is the center of IS’s activity in Iraq. A man was kidnapped in southern Kirkuk likely for ransom or to enforce taxes. An IED went off in Tal Afar area in western Ninewa and there was a shooting west of Mosul as well. Finally two IEDs were dismantled in the Samarra district in central Salahaddin. All of these were defensive in nature and none took place in a city.

 

This might be the lull before the next offensive which usually starts in July.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Jun 1-7

Jun 8-14

Anbar

-

1

Baghdad

1

-

Diyala

2

3

Irbil

-

1 Pro-Iran

Kirkuk

-

1

Ninewa

2

4/2 Pro-Iran

Salahaddin

1 Pro-Iran

2/1 Pro-Iran

TOTAL

6/1 Pro-Iran

12/4 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Jun 1-7

Jun 8-14

Anbar

-

1 (1W)

Diyala

7 (7W)

3 (1K, 2W)

Irbil

-

3 (3W)

Ninewa

1 (1W)

3 (3W)

TOTAL

8 (8W)

10 (1K, 9W)

 

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

 

June Total 5 (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

 

Violence By Province May 2022

Province

Violence

2018 Avg

2019 Avg

2020 Avg

2021 Avg

2022 Avg

Anbar

1 Incident

1 Wounded

1 ISF

 

1 IED

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

-

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

2.8 incidents/month

Diyala

3 Incidents

1 Killed

1 Civilian

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

1 Shooting

1 IED

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

16.0 incidents/month

Irbil

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 Drone

 

 

 

 

 

Kirkuk

1 Incident

 

 

 

 

 

Ninewa

4/2 Pro-Iran Incidents

3 Wounded

3 Civilians

 

1 Shooting

1 IED

1 Rockets

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

7.2 incidents/month

Salahaddin

2/1 Pro-Iran Incidents

 

3 IEDs

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

7.2 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "IS Kidnaps Iraqi Shepherd South of Kirkuk," 6/14/22

 

Dri, Karwa Faidhi, "Drone attack injures three in Erbil: counter terrorism," 6/8/22

 

Mehr News Agency, "US military convoy comes under attack in Iraq," 6/12/22

 

NINA, "The Anti-Armor In PMF Thwarts An Infiltration Attempt By ISIS in Diyala," 6/14/22

- "A civilian was wounded by unidentified gunmen in western Mosul," 6/14/22

- "The Popular Mobilization Thwarts A Terrorist Plot To Target Civilians South of Salahaddin," 6/11/22

- "Two Oil Ministry employees injured in a bomb explosion west of Mosul," 6/11/22

- "Two Soldiers Wounded In An ISIS Attack Northeast Of Baquba," 6/10/22

 

NRT, "Farmer Killed In IED Explosion In Diyala," 6/10/22

- "Oil Company Near Mosul Targeted In Missile Attack: PUK," 6/9/22

 

Al Sumaria, "A soldier was injured in a bomb explosion in the Nukhaib desert," 6/12/22

 

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