Thursday, August 4, 2022

Violence Remains At Very Low Level In Iraq In July 2022


Security remained relatively the same in Iraq in July 2022. The number of incidents by the Islamic State went slightly up from June, but they were still at a very low level. Attacks by pro-Iran groups went down. The main difference was that casualties were significantly higher in July versus June.

 

The number of incidents barely changed between June and July. There were 40 incidents in June and 43 in July. For four of the eight months in 2022 incidents have been in the 40s.


 

There were 9 incidents by pro-Iran groups. As has become the norm there were more rocket and drone attacks, 5 total, than IEDs, 3 total. Mortars were also used and a drone crashed. There were very few attacks by these factions until a Turkish strike killed several civilians in Kurdistan. After that there were 5 attacks on Turkish bases in Dohuk and Ninewa, plus the Turkish consulate in Mosul. The decrease in operations was likely because these groups were caught up in the deadlocked talks to form a new government. Then they felt obliged to respond to the Turkish action as standing up to Ankara gives these groups another rational for existing.

 

Incidents by the Islamic State went from 26 in June to 37 in July. The increase might be because the insurgents are finally starting their annual summer offensive but it’s too early to tell.

 

In June IS was active in Babil (1), Baghdad (7), Diyala (11), Kirkuk (2), Ninewa (11), and Salahddin (5).

 

There was a large increase in casualties. 33 people were killed and 54 wounded. 4 Hashd al-Shaabi, 12 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and 17 civilians died and 11 Hashd, 18 ISF and 25 civilians were injured. Only 7 people died in June and 33 were wounded.

 

There were just 5 offensive operations by IS in July versus just 2 in June. That along with the low number of incidents shows how far the Islamic State has fallen. It is barely hanging on in Iraq. It is only really active in rural, mountainous and desert areas where it has little impact upon the country.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Jul 1-7

Jul 8-14

Jul 15-21

Jul 22-28

Jul 29-31

Total

Babil

-

-

1

-

-

1

Baghdad

1

2

1

2

1

7

Diyala

1

1

4

3

2

11

Dohuk

-

-

-

2 Pro-Iran

-

2 Pro-Iran

Kirkuk

-

-

-

2

-

2

Ninewa

4

-

1

5/4 Pro-Iran

1

11

Salahaddin

1 Pro-Iran

-

4/2 Pro-Iran

3

-

8/3 Pro-Iran

Sulaymaniya

-

-

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

1 Pro-Iran

TOTAL

7/1 Pro-Iran

3

11/2 Pro-Iran

18/7 Pro-Iran

4

43/6 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Jul 1-7

Jul 8-14

Jul 15-21

Jul 22-28

Jul 29-31

Total

Babil

-

-

2 (2W)

-

-

2 (2W)

Baghdad

3 (1K, 2W)

2 (2W)

-

4 (2K, 2W)

-

9 (3K, 6W)

Diyala

7 (2K, 5W)

-

11 (7K, 4W)

17 (4K, 13W)

6 (4K, 2W)

41 (17K, 24W)

Kirkuk

-

-

-

3 (1K, 2W)

-

3 (1K, 2W)

Ninewa

7 (3K, 4W)

-

2 (1K, 1W)

1 (1W)

2 (2W)

12 (4K, 8W)

Salahaddin

-

-

15 (6K, 9W)

5 (2K, 3W)

-

20 (8K, 12W)

TOTAL

17 (6K, 11W)

2 (2W)

30 (14K, 16W)

30 (9K, 21W)

8 (4K, 4W)

87 (33K, 54W)

 

Attacks by Pro-Iran Groups

 

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

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

 

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

 

Violence By Province July 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

3.5 incidents/month

Babil

1 Incident

2 Wounded

2 Hashd

 

1 IED

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

2.0 incidents/month

Baghdad

7 Incidents

3 Killed

3 Civilians

6 Wounded

2 Civilians

4 ISF

 

4 Shootings

1 IED

1 Suicide Bomber Killed

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

2.5 incidents/month

Diyala

11 Incidents

17 Killed

2 Hashd

3 ISF

12 Civilians

24 Wounded

6 Hashd

18 Civilians

 

7 Shootings

3 IEDs

1 Rockets

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

15.3 incidents/month

Dohuk

2 Pro-Iran Incidents

 

3 Drones

 

 

 

 

 

Kirkuk

2 Incidents

1 Killed

1 ISF

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

4 IEDs

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

9.8 incidents/month

Ninewa

11 Incidents

4 Killed

2 Civilians

2 ISF

8 Wounded

3 Civilians

5 ISF

 

3 Shootings

4 IEDs

1 Mortar

3 Rockets

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

6.6 incidents/month

Salahaddin

8/3 Pro-Iran Incidents

8 Killed

2 Hashd

6 ISF

12 Wounded

2 Civilians

3 Hashd

7 ISF

 

5 Shootings

3 IEDs

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

6.6 incidents/month

Sulaymaniya

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 Rockets

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCES

 

Kurdistan 24, "Drone crashes on plain in Duhok's Bamerne," 7/28/22

 

Xinhua, "Mortar barrage targets Turkish consulate in Iraq's Mosul," 7/27/22

 


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