Monday, June 13, 2022

Violence In Iraq Jun 1-7, 2022


Violence plummeted in Iraq during the first week of June. Both the Islamic State and pro-Iran groups were barely active.

 

There were a total of 6 security incidents reported in Iraq from Jun 1-7. That was down from 13 the fourth week of May, 18 the week before that, 9 the second week and 31 the first week of the month. The cause was the Islamic State ended its Ramadan offensive and groups aligned with Tehran have wound down their operations for now.


 

There were two incidents by pro-Iran groups. First, drones were shot down over a Turkish base in Ninewa. This base is targeted nearly every month now as some Hashd factions oppose the Turkish occupation of areas of Kurdistan. They have been there since the 1990s to fight the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). A convoy working for the U.S. was hit by an IED in Salahaddin as well. Usually attacks on trucks are the main target of these groups. Those operations are easy to plan and carry out and rarely lead to casualties. Last month however there were just as many rocket and drone operations as IEDs. This opens up more targets over a wider territory such as hitting areas in Kurdistan where these groups have no physical presence.


 

That left just 4 incidents by the Islamic State from June 1-7. That compared to 12 from May 22-28, 12 from May 15-21, 7 from May 8-14 and 28 from May 1-7. At the start of April IS launched its Ramadan offensive which led to a spike in attacks. That has now ended and incidents have dropped as a result. In the 21 weeks since the start of the year 12 have seen single digit incidents.

 

During the week there were attacks in Baghdad (1), Diyala (2), and Ninewa (1). They led to 8 wounded made up of 2 Iraqi Security Forces and 6 civilians. 7 of those happened in Diyala and 1 was in Ninewa.

 

In Baghdad an infiltration attempt in the northern district of Tarmiya was foiled. In Diyala a family was attacked and there was another attempt to sneak into an area. Finally, an IED went off in western Ninewa. None of the incidents were offensive in nature. The assault in Diyala for instance could have been aimed at forcing the family out or involved taxes. Such incidents are meant to enforce IS control over areas and is one of the most common activities the group is involved in currently. All 4 were in rural areas of Iraq. This is the state of the insurgency today. It is largely inactive and only operates in areas where there are few people.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Jun 1-7

Baghdad

1

Diyala

2

Ninewa

2

Salahaddin

1 Pro-Iran

TOTAL

6/1 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Jun 1-7

Diyala

7 (7W)

Ninewa

1 (1W)

TOTAL

8 (8W)

 

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

 

June Total 1 (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

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

 

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 Incident

 

1 Gunfire

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

2.8 incidents/month

Diyala

2 Incidents

7 Wounded

2 ISF

5 Civilians

 

2 Shootings

1 IED

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

16.0 incidents/month

Ninewa

2/1 Pro-Iran Incidents

1 Wounded

1 Civilian

 

1 IED

1 Drone shot down

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

7.2 incidents/month

Salahaddin

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

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, "Turkish Base in Iraq Shoots Down Multiple Explosive-laden Drones," 6/3/22

 

NINA, "7 People From one Family Injured In An IED Explosion Northeast of Baquba," 6/4/22

- "A child was injured in an explosive device explosion west of Mosul," 6/8/22

- "Security Forces Thwart An ISIS Attack Northwest Of Baquba," 6/6/22

 

Shafaq News, "An explosion targets a convoy of logistical support for the International Coalition in Salahaddin Governorate," 6/5/22

- "Seven wounded, including two policemen, in an explosion in Diyala," 6/5/22

- "Thwarting an ISIS infiltration attempt north of Baghdad," 6/4/22

 

 

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