Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Security In Iraq Sep 1-7, 2022


The Islamic State continued with its annual summer offensive into the start of September. That being said the number of attacks is far below previous campaigns. There was also one incident by pro-Iran groups.

 

There were a total of 11 incidents in Iraq from September 1-7 reported in the media. There were 23 the last full week of August but before that incidents were in single digits. The increase is due to the Islamic State’s summer campaign.


 

Pro-Iran groups lobbed some missiles into Irbil. They landed in a town with no casualties. These factions have been attacking Kurdistan off and on to warn the two Kurdish parties about their positions on forming the next government. These incidents have dropped off however as those talks have escalated with protests and open fighting between Shiite parties at the end of August.

 

There were 10 incidents by the Islamic State. At the very end of July the insurgents launched their summer offensive. Attacks have been in double digits four of the last six weeks since then. That is still far below the level set in the last two years showing the decline in the group.

 

IS incidents took place in Babil (1), Baghdad (1), Diyala (3), Kirkuk (3), Salahaddin (1) and Sulaymaniya (1).

 

They left 3 dead and 20 wounded. 1 member of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and 2 civilians were killed while 2 civilians and 18 ISF were injured. All five provinces that experienced attacks saw single digit casualties for the week.

 

Out of the 10 incidents three were offensive in nature. In Babil IS fired mortars at the Iskandiriya district in the north. Almost all the attacks in the province are in the Jurf al-Sakhr district in the northeast so this showed the militants branching out a bit during their new offensive. The Hashd were attacked in the Samarra district in central Salahaddin. Finally in Sulaymaniya an IS gunman on a motorcycle wounded 8 Kurdish policemen with a grenade and gunfire. The other seven incidents were defensive aimed at keeping people and the government out of IS controlled areas. This is another sign of the weakness of the Islamic State. Even during a campaign it can only slightly increase its attacks and all of them are in the rural and mountainous areas where there is little impact upon Iraq overall.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Sep 1-7

Babil

1

Baghdad

1

Diyala

3

Irbil

1 Pro-Iran

Kirkuk

3

Salahaddin

1

Sulaymaniya

1

TOTAL

11/1 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Sep 1-7

Babil

2 (2W)

Baghdad

1 (1K)

Diyala

7 (2K, 5W)

Kirkuk

5 (5W)

Sulaymaniya

8 (8W)

TOTAL

23 (3K, 20W)

 

Attacks by Pro-Iran Groups

 

July Total 9

8/5/22

IED – Turkish Mall, Baghdad

8/15/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

8/21/22

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US - Salahaddin

8/25/22

Rockets – Turkish army base, Ninewa

8/26/22

IED on Australia diplomatic convoy - Baghdad

8/28/22

Rockets found - Sulaymaniya

 

August Total 5 (1)

9/5/22

Rockets – Irbil

 

September 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

Aug 15-21

7/2

-

6

Aug 22-28

23/4

14

15

Aug 29-31

4

2

4

AUG

57/7/1

24

54

Sep 1-7

11/1

3

20

 

Violence By Province Sep 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

2.75 incidents/month

Babil

1 Incident

2 Wounded

2 Civilians

 

1 Mortar

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

1.75 incidents/month

Baghdad

1 Incident

1 Killed

1 Civilian

 

1 Shooting

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

3.2 incidents/month

Diyala

3 Incidents

2 Killed

1 Civilian

1 ISF

5 Wounded

5 ISF

 

1 Shooting

2 IEDs

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

14.7 incidents/month

Irbil

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 Rockets

 

 

 

 

 

Kirkuk

3 Incidents

5 Wounded

5 ISF

 

1 Shooting

2 IEDs

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

10.1 incidents/month

Ninewa

-

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

6.3 incidents/month

Salahaddin

1 Incident

 

1 Gunfire

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

6.2 incidents/month

Sulaymaniya

1 Incident

8 Wounded

8 ISF

 

1 Shooting

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "Sulaymaniya: Five Security Personnel Injured in Armed Attack," 9/4/22

 

NINA, "2 Soldiers Injured By An IED's Explosion In Diyala," 9/5/22

- "/8/ policemen were wounded by gunfire in Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq," 9/4/22

- "The body of an unidentified man was found south of Baghdad," 9/6/22

- "Four Soldiers Killed and Wounded in an Explosive Device Explosion in Diyala," 9/3/22

- "The Popular Mobilization repels an ISIS attack south of Samarra," 9/3/22

- "Three Soldiers Wounded In An IED' Explosion South of Kirkuk," 9/5/22

- "Two People Injured by Mortar Shells, North of Babylon," 9/1/22

- "Two soldiers were injured in an explosive device explosion south of Kirkuk," 9/7/22

 

Shafaq News, "Iraqi forces repel ISIS attack in Kirkuk," 9/4/22

- "ISIS assassinates a shepherd in Diyala," 9/6/22

 

Al Sumaria, "Four missiles fell on Erbil," 9/5/22

 

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