Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Violence Hits A New Low In Iraq In June 2022


Violence in Iraq hit a new low in June 2022. The number of incidents by the Islamic State were the lowest for any month since 2003. The militants show no sign of starting their annual summer offensive either. Pro-Iran groups did slightly increase their operations.

 

There were a total of 40 security incidents reported in June. There were 73 in May. The previous low for a month was 42 in February.


 

Pro-Iran groups were responsible for 14 incidents during June. There was a greater emphasis upon rockets than previous months which had more IEDs on convoys working for the U.S. There were 8 rocket incidents in June. 3 of those were aimed at the Khor Mor natural gas field in Sulaymaniya which was aimed at intimidating the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan during government formation talks. This new trend started in May. Using missiles allows these factions to hit a greater range of targets. These attacks also resulted in 5 wounded.

 

There were just 26 incidents by the Islamic State. That passed February’s 28 as the fewest attacks in a month since 2003.


There were incidents in Anbar (2), Babil (2), Baghdad (1), Diyala (12), Kirkuk (1), Ninewa (4), and Salahaddin (2).

 

Those resulted in 7 dead and 28 wounded. 3 members of the security forces (ISF) and 4 civilians were killed along with 6 Hashd al-Shaabi, 10 civilians and 12 ISF being injured.

 

An analysis of the types and locations of these incidents show the continued decline of the Islamic State. Of the 26 incidents in June only two were offensive in nature. None of them took place in a city. All were in rural and mountainous regions of the country where there are few people and even less government presence. That means the insurgency is barely impacting the population anymore. It can continue for years more in these remote areas but it has largely lost its relevancy.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Jun 1-7

Jun 8-14

Jun 15-21

Jun 22-28

Jun 29-30

Totals

Anbar

-

1

-

1

-

2

Babil

-

-

-

2

-

2

Baghdad

1

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

2/1 Pro-Iran

Basra

-

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

1 Pro-Iran

Diyala

2

3

6

1

-

12

Irbil

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

Kirkuk

-

1

-

-

-

1

Ninewa

2

4/2 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

3/2

-

10/6 Pro-Iran

Salahaddin

1 Pro-Iran

2/1 Pro-Iran

2

1

-

6/2 Pro-Iran

Sulaymaniya

-

-

-

3 Pro-Iran

-

3 Pro-Iran

TOTAL

6/1 Pro-Iran

12/4 Pro-Iran

10/2 Pro-Iran

12/6 Pro-Iran

-

40/14 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Jun 1-7

Jun 8-14

Jun 15-21

Jun 22-28

Jun 29-30

Totals

Anbar

-

1 (1W)

-

2 (1K, 1W)

-

3 (1K, 2W)

Babil

-

-

-

6 (6W)

-

6 (6W)

Diyala

7 (7W)

3 (1K, 2W)

6 (4K, 2W)

1 (1W)

-

17 (5K, 12W)

Irbil

-

3 (3W)

-

-

-

3 (3W)

Ninewa

1 (1W)

3 (3W)

-

1 (1W)

-

5 (5W)

Salahaddin

-

-

1 (1K)

3 (3W)

-

4 (1K, 3W)

Sulaymaniya

-

-

-

2 (2W)

-

2 (2W)

TOTAL

8 (8W)

10 (1K, 9W)

7 (5K, 2W)

15 (1K, 14W)

-

40 (7K, 33W)

 

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

Jun 29-30

-

-

-

JUN

40/14

7

33

 

Violence By Province Jun 2022

Province

Violence

2018 Avg

2019 Avg

2020 Avg

2021 Avg

2022 Avg

Anbar

2 Incidents

1 Killed

1 ISF

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

2 IEDs

12.6 incidents/

month

8.6 incidents/ month

7.0 incidents/ month

4.6 incidents/ month

3.5 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

2/1 Pro-Iran Incidents

 

1 Shooting

2 IEDs

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

2.5 incidents/month

Basra

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

 

 

 

 

 

Diyala

12 Incidents

5 Killed

1 ISF

4 Civilians

12 Wounded

5 Civilians

7 ISF

 

7 Shootings

3 IEDs

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

15.3 incidents/month

Irbil

1 Pro-Iran Incidents

3 Wounded

3 Civilians

 

1 Drone

 

 

 

 

 

Kirkuk

1 Incident

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

9.8 incidents/month

Ninewa

10/6 Pro-Iran Incidents

5 Wounded

5 Civilians

 

1 Shooting

3 IEDs

1 Drone

5 Rockets

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

6.6 incidents/month

Salahaddin

6/2 Pro-Iran Incidents

1 Killed

1 ISF

3 Wounded

3 ISF

 

2 Shootings

5 IEDs

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

6.6 incidents/month

Sulaymaniya

3 Pro-Iran Incidents

2 Wounded

2 Civilians

 

3 Rockets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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