Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Security In Iraq Sep 22-28, 2022


Attacks by the Islamic State have fluctuated up and down during the month of September. This is a sign that the group’s summer offensive could be ending. Pro-Iran groups have not carried out any attacks since the start of September although some militia group did fire rockets and mortars at the Green Zone this week.

 

There were a total of 10 security incidents in Iraq reported in the media from September 22-28. That compared to 12 the week before, 5 the 2nd week of the month and 11 the first week.

 

On September 28 parliament met for the first time in weeks to re-affirm Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi. Twice that day the Green Zone was hit with rocket and mortar fire. 7 members of the security forces were wounded as a result. Who is responsible is unknown. The Sadrists are the likely culprits since they wanted to disrupt the legislature meeting but the group did deny they were involved.

 

That left 8 incidents by the Islamic State during the fourth week of September. Those incidents took place in Anbar (1), Baghdad (3), Diyala (2), Kirkuk (1), and Salahaddin (1).

 

They left 2 dead and 9 wounded. 2 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) were killed and 1 civilian and 8 ISF were injured.

 

In Anbar there was an infiltration attempt in Rawa along the Euphrates River. The province is mostly used as a transit route to move in men, families, and material into Iraq from Syria.

 

An IS den was discovered by the ISF in the Tarmiya district of northern Baghdad that led to a shootout and a suicide bomber being killed. 1 ISF was killed and another wounded as a result. A sniper also wounded a soldier at a checkpoint and an IED was dismantled both in that same district. For months there were hardly any incident in Baghdad. Now there are weekly ones and almost all of those occur in Tarmiya which has been a long time IS base.

 

1 soldier was killed and 2 wounded during a security sweep in Lake Hamrin, Diyala which ran into a group of IS fighters. An IED also wounded a civilian in the Muqdadiya district in the center of the governorate. Diyala used to be the most violence province in Iraq but incidents have steadily declined there.

 

An IED wounded 4 police in southern Kirkuk’s Daquq district. That area along with Diyala are the two centers of IS’s diminishing activity in Iraq.

 

Finally, an IED was dismantled in the Balad district of Salahaddin.

 

There were no offensive operations by the Islamic State during the week. All the attacks were limited to rural areas where there are few people and the violence has little impact upon Iraq overall.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Sep 1-7

Sep 8-14

Sep 15-21

Sep 22-28

Anbar

-

-

-

1

Babil

1

1

-

-

Baghdad

1

1

1

5/2

Diyala

3

1

3

2

Irbil

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

-

Kirkuk

3

-

4

1

Ninewa

-

1

3

-

Salahaddin

1

1

1

1

Sulaymaniya

1

-

-

-

TOTAL

11/1 Pro-Iran

5

12

10/2

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Sep 1-7

Sep 8-14

Sep 15-21

Sep 22-28

Babil

2 (2W)

-

-

-

Baghdad

1 (1K)

3 (3W)

1 (1K)

10 (1K, 9W)

Diyala

7 (2K, 5W)

1 (1W)

6 (1K, 5W)

4 (1K, 3W)

Kirkuk

5 (5W)

-

-

4 (4W)

Ninewa

-

4 (4W)

11 (2K, 9W)

-

Salahaddin

-

4 (4W)

-

-

Sulaymaniya

8 (8W)

-

-

-

TOTAL

23 (3K, 20W)

12 (12W)

18 (4K, 14W)

18 (2K, 16W)

 

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

Sep 15-21

12

4

14

Sep 22-28

10/2

2

16

 

Violence By Province Sep 22-28, 2022

Province

Violence

2018 Avg

2019 Avg

2020 Avg

2021 Avg

2022 Avg

Anbar

1 Incident

 

1 Gunfire

12.6 incidents/

month

8.6 incidents/ month

7.0 incidents/ month

4.6 incidents/ month

2.75 incidents/month

Babil

-

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

1.75 incidents/month

Baghdad

5/2 Militia Incidents

1 Killed

1 ISF

9 Wounded

9 ISF

 

2 Shootings

3 IEDs

3 Rockets

1 Mortars

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

3.2 incidents/month

Diyala

2 Incidents

1 Killed

2 ISF

3 Wounded

1 Civilian

2 ISF

 

1 Shooting

1 IED

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

14.7 incidents/month

Kirkuk

1 Incident

4 Wounded

4 ISF

 

1 IED

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 IED

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

6.2 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

NINA, "A boy was injured by a foreign body explosion in an agricultural orchard northeast of Baquba," 9/27/22

- "Detonation of an explosive device under control north of Baghdad," 9/25/22

- "Dismantling an explosive device that was placed on the side of the road between Samarra and Balad," 9/28/22

- "An Officer And Three Federal Policemen Injured In An IED Explosion In Kirkuk," 9/25/22

- "Three soldiers were killed and wounded in a clash with ISIS in Diyala," 9/25/22

 

Reuters, "Three rockets land in Iraq's Green Zone: Report," 9/28/22

 

Al Sumaria, "Again .. Shelling of Green Zone," 9/28/22

- "An ISIS terrorist who tried to infiltrate the valley sin Anbar was killed - Urgent," 9/23/22

- "A soldier was wounded by sniper fire north of Baghdad," 9/24/22

 

Xinhua, "Iraqi soldier, 2 IS militants killed in clashes near Baghdad," 9/25/22

 

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