Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Security In Iraq Aug 1-7, 2022


Security incidents declined in Iraq during the first week of August. There were fewer operations by both the Islamic State and pro-Iran groups.


There were a total of 9 security incidents reported in the media in Iraq from August 1-7. That compared to 18 the last full week of August and 11 the week before that.


 

A pro-Iran group set off an IED outside of a Turkish owned mall in Baghdad. This was the latest in a slew of attacks by these factions against Turkish targets after Ankara launched a strike in Kurdistan that killed several civilians. Hashd factions claim they are standing up for Iraqi sovereignty plus it gives them a rational to continue to exist and carry weapons.

 

There were just 8 incidents by the Islamic State. Those occurred in Diyala (3), Kirkuk (4), and Salahaddin (1). For 19 of the 29 weeks in 2022 there have been single digit incidents by the Islamic State.

 

6 people were killed and 15 were wounded during the week. 1 civilian and 5 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) lost their lives while 3 civilians and 12 ISF were injured. Diyala had the most casualties with 10 followed by 7 in Kirkuk and 4 in Salahaddin.

 

There were three shootings in Diyala. One was an ambush at a checkpoint that was followed by an IED aimed at reinforcements that arrived. In total 5 soldiers were killed and 5 were wounded in the attack. All of these were in the Muqdadiya and Khanaqin districts in the center and northeast of the governorate which are the main IS areas in Iraq.

 

There were two IEDs and two mortar incidents in Kirkuk. These were all in the southern part of the province where the Islamic State has bases.

 

There was an IED in the Amerli district in central Salahaddin.

 

None of these attacks were offensive in nature. None were in a city. The Islamic State is at its lowest point and only concerned with maintaining control of the rural, mountainous, and desert regions it is based out of.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Aug 1-7

Baghdad

1 Pro-Iran

Diyala

3

Kirkuk

4

Salahaddin

1

TOTAL

9/1 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Aug 1-7

Diyala

10 (5K, 5W)

Kirkuk

7 (7W)

Salahaddin

4 (1K, 3W)

TOTAL

21 (6K, 15W)

 

Attacks by Pro-Iran Groups

 

June Total 13 (1) – 5 wounded

7/3/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

7/19/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

7/21/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

7/22/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

 

Drones – Turkish army base, Dohuk

7/24/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

7/25/22

Rockets – Khor Mor gas field, Sulaymaniya

7/27/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

 

Mortar – Turkish Consulate, Ninewa

7/28/22

Drone crash - Dohuk

 

July Total 9

8/5/22

IED – Turkish Mall, Baghdad

 

August Total 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

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

Jul 1-7

7/1

6

11

Jul 8-14

3

-

2

Jul 15-21

11/2

14

16

Jul 22-28

18/7

9

21

Jul 29-31

4

4

4

JUL

43/6

33

54

Aug 1-7

9/1

6

15

 

Violence By Province Aug 1-7, 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

3.0 incidents/month

Babil

-

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

1.8 incidents/month

Baghdad

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 IED

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

3.1 incidents/month

Diyala

3 Incidents

5 Killed

5 ISF

5 Wounded

5 ISF

 

3 Shootings

1 IED

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

14.7 incidents/month

Kirkuk

4 Incidents

7 Wounded

7 ISF

 

2 IEDs

2 Mortars

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

8.7 incidents/month

Ninewa

-

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

7.2 incidents/month

Salahaddin

1 Incident

1 Killed

1 Civilian

3 Wounded

3 Civilians

 

1 IED

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

6.4 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "Khanaqin: At Least Four Soldiers Killed, Injured in IS Attack," 8/2/22

 

Buratha News, "Violent clashes between the Rapid Response Forces and ISIS terrorist gangs in Abu Saida district of Diyala Governorate," 8/4/22

 

Al Hurra, "An explosive device explodes in a Turkish shopping center in Baghdad," 8/5/22

 

Kurdistan 24, "5 Iraqi soldiers killed by IED in Diyala province," 8/3/22

 

NINA, "Five Federal Policemen were injured in a bomb explosion south of Kirkuk," 8/5/22

 

Shafaq News, "A boy was killed in a landmine explosion in Salahaddin," 8/5/22

- "An explosion targets a Federal Police patrol south of Kirkuk," 8/5/22

- "A lawyer survived an assassination attempt in Diyala," 7/8/22

- "A soldier and four members of the crowd were injured on duty in two provinces," 8/3/22

 

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