Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Security In Iraq Aug 8-14, 2022


The Islamic State slightly picked up its operations in Iraq during the second week of August. Overall, they remained at a very low level. There were also no attacks by pro-Iran groups who are caught up in the demonstrations and counter demonstrations involved with the current political deadlock to form a new government.

 

There were a total of 14 security incidents by the Islamic State reported in the Iraqi media from August 8-14. Those took place in Diyala (5), Kirkuk (6), Ninewa (1), Salahaddin (2).

 

They led to 2 dead and 14 wounded. 1 civilian and 1 member of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) were killed and 6 ISF and 8 civilians were injured. There were 8 casualties in Kirkuk, 5 in Diyala and 3 in Salahaddin.

 

All 14 incidents were defensive in nature. They were the usual mix of shootings, IEDs and attacks on checkpoints. Besides those a suicide bomber was killed in Diyala, and in Kirkuk a mukhtar’s house was bombed and a boy was kidnapped. The goal of these attacks is to maintain control of IS areas in the rural, desert and mountain regions of Iraq. The insurgency is nearly dead and this is the only thing the Islamic State is currently capable of. The summer is almost over and the group hasn’t even been able to launch its annual campaign during this period.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Aug 1-7

Aug 8-14

Baghdad

1 Pro-Iran

-

Diyala

3

5

Kirkuk

4

6

Ninewa

-

1

Salahaddin

1

2

TOTAL

9/1 Pro-Iran

14

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Aug 1-7

Aug 8-14

Diyala

10 (5K, 5W)

5 (1K, 4W)

Kirkuk

7 (7W)

8 (1K, 7W)

Salahaddin

4 (1K, 3W)

3 (3W)

TOTAL

21 (6K, 15W)

16 (2K, 14W)

 

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

Aug 8-14

14

2

14

 

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

-

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

3.1 incidents/month

Diyala

5 Incidents

1 Killed

1 ISF

4 Wounded

4 Civilians

 

1 Shooting

1 IED

1 Sticky Bomb

1 Grenade

1 Suicide Bomber Killed

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

14.7 incidents/month

Kirkuk

6 Incidents

1 Killed

1 Civilian

7 Wounded

3 ISF

4 Civilians

 

1 Shooting

1 IED

1 Sticky Bomb

2 Mortars

1 Grenade

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

8.7 incidents/month

Ninewa

1 Incident

 

1 Shooting

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

7.2 incidents/month

Salahaddin

2 Incidents

3 Wounded

3 ISF

 

1 Shooting

1 Mortar

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

6.4 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "Kirkuk: Mortar Shell Explosion Kills Child, Wounds Another," 8/9/22

- "PHOTOS | Iraqi Forces Foil Suicide Attack Targeting Ashura Ceremony In Diyala," 8/9/22

- "Two Iraqi Soldiers Injured in IS Mortar Attack South of Kirkuk," 8/10/22

 

NINA, "A civilian was killed in the explosion of a war projectile left behind by ISIS in Kirkuk," 8/10/22

- "Four Workers Injured In An Explosive Device Explosion North Of Baquba, Diyala," 8/14/22

- "A Policeman was killed in the explosion of a sticky device in his car in Baquba," 8/9/22

- "Unidentified Assailants Attack A House In Baquba With A Grenade That Did to Explode Despite Pulling The Safety Pin," 8/14/22

 

NRT, "ISIS Militants Kidnap Teenage Boy In Attack On Village South Of Kirkuk," 8/14/22

 

Shafaq News, "In two governorates 5 people were injured including two armed men who clashed with security forces," 8/9/22

- "A mortar shell fell on the town east of Salahaddin," 8/12/22

- "Popular Mobilization Forces thwart an attack by ISIS elements in Ninewa," 8/14/22

- "Three injured in two explosions in Kirkuk," 8/11/22

- "Three policemen were injured in an ISIS attack in Salahaddin," 8/9/22

 

Al Sumaria, "Soldier wounded by gunfire in Kirkuk," 8/9/22

 

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