Monday, September 19, 2022

Security In Iraq Sep 8-14, 2022


It appears that the Islamic State’s short lived summer offensive is over after just one month. This was the latest sign that the insurgency is barely hanging on in Iraq.

 

There were just 5 incidents reported in Iraq in the media from September 8-14. In comparison there were 11 the first week of the month.

 

All 5 attacks were by the Islamic State and took place in Babil (1), Baghdad (1), Diyala (1), Ninewa (1), and Salahaddin (1).

 

They left 12 wounded made up of 4 civilians and 8 Hashd al-Shaabi. Diyala had 1 wounded, Baghdad had 3 and Ninewa and Salahaddin had 4 each.

 

In north Babil a government worker was shot at. An IED went off in the Tarmiya district of northern Baghdad that wounded 3 civilians. Another bomb exploded in southwest Diyala that wounded 1. A security sweep in the Hatra area of Ninewa caught a group of insurgents in a tunnel who put up a fight which wounded 4 Hashd before they were killed. Finally, there was a third bombing in Salahaddin that injured another 4 Hashd. The Babil shooting appeared to be a targeted killing. The other four incidents were the usual defensive ones aimed at keeping people out of insurgent controlled areas.

 

In the previous weeks IS had been able to get into the teens in incidents during its short lived summer campaign. In 2021 weekly incidents were in the teens and twenties with a high of 39 the first week of August during the summer. In 2020 attacks were in the twenties during that period. This is just another sign that the insurgency is disappearing in Iraq. 

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Sep 1-7

Sep 8-14

Babil

1

1

Baghdad

1

1

Diyala

3

1

Irbil

1 Pro-Iran

-

Kirkuk

3

-

Ninewa

-

1

Salahaddin

1

1

Sulaymaniya

1

-

TOTAL

11/1 Pro-Iran

5

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Sep 1-7

Sep 8-14

Babil

2 (2W)

-

Baghdad

1 (1K)

3 (3W)

Diyala

7 (2K, 5W)

1 (1W)

Kirkuk

5 (5W)

-

Ninewa

-

4 (4W)

Salahaddin

-

4 (4W)

Sulaymaniya

8 (8W)

-

TOTAL

23 (3K, 20W)

12 (12W)

 

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

Sep 8-14

5

-

12

 

Violence By Province Sep 8-14, 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

 

1 Shooting

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

1.75 incidents/month

Baghdad

1 Incident

3 Wounded

3 Civilians

 

1 IED

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

3.2 incidents/month

Diyala

1 Incident

1 Wounded

1 Civilian

 

1 IED

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

14.7 incidents/month

Kirkuk

-

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

10.1 incidents/month

Ninewa

1 Incident

4 Wounded

4 Hashd

 

1 Shooting

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

6.3 incidents/month

Salahaddin

1 Incident

4 Wounded

4 Hashd

 

1 IED

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

6.2 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

NINA, "3 People Injured in an Explosive Device Explosion North of Baghdad," 9/14/22

- "A Farmer Injured in an Explosive Device Explosion in Diyala," 9/8/22

- "Four fighters of the Popular Mobilization were wounded in an explosive device explosion in Salah al-Din," 9/10/22

- "Unidentified gunmen attack the house of an employee of the Ministry of Education, north of Babylon," 9/14/22

 

Al Sumaria, "Injuries from the crowd in clashes with ISIS in Mosul," 9/13/22

 

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