Monday, July 4, 2022

Security In Iraq June 22-28, 2022


Security remained stable for another week. Pro-Iran groups did pick up their operations but it didn’t change the overall number of security incidents much. More importantly June is almost over and the Islamic State has not begun its annual summer offensive.

 

There were a total of 12 security incidents in Iraq reported in the media from June 22-28. There were 10 the 3rd week of the month, 12 the second and 6 the first.


 

Pro-Iran parties carried out 6 attacks. A convoy working for the U.S. was bombed in Basra. Their main focus however was rocket attacks. There were two in Ninewa, one aimed at a Turkish military base that has been struck almost every week for the last few months. The Khor Mor gas field in Sulaymaniya was hit three times causing two wounded. This was political violence as factions wanted to warn the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan which runs Sulaymaniya to stand with the Coordination Framework when the next government is formed. The Framework contains many Hashd groups responsible for these attacks.

 

There were 6 incidents by the Islamic State. Those happened in Anbar (1), Babil (2), Diyala (1), Ninewa (1) and Salahaddin (1). They led to 1 dead and 12 wounded. One member of the security forces was killed, while 5 others were injured along with 6 Hashd and 1 civilian.

 

The previous two weeks there were 8 incidents each by IS and 5 the first week of the month. For 15 of the 24 weeks since the start of the year IS has only carried out attacks in single digits.

 

The types of attacks the insurgency carried out remained relatively the same and in the same types of locations. Anbar saw an IED which killed a soldier and wounded another. There were two incidents in Babil’s Jurf al-Sakhr district, a sniper and an IED, leading to 6 Hashd being wounded. A checkpoint was attacked in northwest Diyala injuring a policeman. An army unit got into a gun battle with militants in Salahaddin that wounded 3 soldiers. The last was the only offensive operation during the week. As usual there were no incidents in a city with all violence taking place in rural areas of the country.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Jun 1-7

Jun 8-14

Jun 15-21

Jun 22-28

Anbar

-

1

-

1

Babil

-

-

-

2

Baghdad

1

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

Basra

-

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Diyala

2

3

6

1

Irbil

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

Kirkuk

-

1

-

-

Ninewa

2

4/2 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

3/2

Salahaddin

1 Pro-Iran

2/1 Pro-Iran

2

1

Sulaymaniya

-

-

-

3 Pro-Iran

TOTAL

6/1 Pro-Iran

12/4 Pro-Iran

10/2 Pro-Iran

12/6 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Jun 1-7

Jun 8-14

Jun 15-21

Jun 22-28

Anbar

-

1 (1W)

-

2 (1K, 1W)

Babil

-

-

-

6 (6W)

Diyala

7 (7W)

3 (1K, 2W)

6 (4K, 2W)

1 (1W)

Irbil

-

3 (3W)

-

-

Ninewa

1 (1W)

3 (3W)

-

1 (1W)

Salahaddin

-

-

1 (1K)

3 (3W)

Sulaymaniya

-

-

-

2 (2W)

TOTAL

8 (8W)

10 (1K, 9W)

7 (5K, 2W)

15 (1K, 14W)

 

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

6/22/22

Rockets – Sheikhan, Ninewa

 

Rockets – Khor Mor gas field, Sulaymaniya

6/24/22

Rockets – Khor Mor gas field, Sulaymaniya

6/25/22

Rockets – Khor Mor gas field, Sulaymaniya

6/26/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US - Basra

 

June Total 13 (1) – 5 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

Jun 22-28

12/6

1

14

 

Violence By Province May 2022

Province

Violence

2018 Avg

2019 Avg

2020 Avg

2021 Avg

2022 Avg

Anbar

1 Incident

1 Killed

1 ISF

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

2 Incidents

6 Wounded

6 Hashd

 

1 Shooting

1 IED

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

Basra

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

 

 

 

 

 

Diyala

1 Incident

1 Wounded

1 ISF

 

1 Shooting

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

16.0 incidents/month

Kirkuk

-

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

Ninewa

3/2 Pro-Iran Incidents

1 Wounded

1 Civilian

 

1 IED

2 Rockets

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

7.2 incidents/month

Salahaddin

1 Incident

3 Wounded

3 ISF

 

1 Shooting

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

7.2 incidents/month

Sulaymaniya

3 Pro-Iran Incidents

2 Wounded

2 Civilians

 

3 Rockets

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "Third Rocket Attack Targets Kurdistan's Key Gas Field," 6/25/22

 

Mahmoud, Sinan, "Iraq's Khor Mor gas field attacked by rocket for second time in days," The National, 6/24/22

 

Mehr News, "US logistics convoy comes under attack in S Iraq," 6/26/22

 

NINA, "4 Fighters Of The PMF Wounded In A Bomb Explosion In Babylon," 6/23/22

- "A Policeman Wounded In An ISIS Attack Northwest of Baquba," 6/25/22

- "Two Katyusha rockets landed in Sheikhan district, in Nineveh," 6/22/22

- "Two Members Of The PMF Wounded North Of Babylon," 6/26/22

- "A woman was injured in an explosive device explosion southeast of Mosul," 6/25/22

 

NRT, "Dana Gas Says Two People Injured In Wednesday's Missile Attack," 6/23/22

- "Missiles Targeting Turkey's Zilikan Base Land Near Peshmerga Forces," 6/26/22

- "No One Killed In Dana Gas Katyusha Attack - Kurdistan Counterterrorism," 6/22/22

 

Shafaq News, "Injuries to the Iraqi army as a result of an ISIS attack, north of Salahaddin," 6/22/22

 

Al Sumaria, "An explosive device explodes, killing a soldier and wounding another in Anbar," 6/23/22

 

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