Monday, November 14, 2022

Security In Iraq Nov 1-7, 2022


The Islamic State is barely operating in Iraq. For another week incidents were in the single digits.

 

There were a total of 7 security incidents reported in the media in Iraq from November 1-7. Those happened in Babil (2), Diyala (2), Salahaddin (2), and Sulaymaniya (1). This marked the sixth straight week that incidents were in single digits. For 2022 27 of 41 weeks had single digit attacks.

 

Those incidents left 1 dead in Diyala and 3 wounded in Babil.

 

In Babil there were two bombings, one in Hilla and the other in Jurf al-Sakhr. The latter left 3 Hashd al-Shaabi injured. IS often infiltrates into Jurf al-Sakhr in the northeast to attack the Hashd who have turned the district into a large military base. Hilla is nearby.

 

A shepherd was released by IS after his family paid a ransom in northeast Diyala and there was a shooting that killed a man in the center of the province. Abducting people is one of the main ways the insurgency funds itself.

 

There were two infiltration attempts by militants in Salahaddin.

 

Finally in southern Sulaymaniya there was a shootout when a group of IS members were trapped during a security operation.

 

These are the typical types of incidents that Iraq is seeing in 2022. There are small scale bombings and shootings and infiltration attempts as the militants try to move from province to province. All of them occur in rural, mountainous, and desert areas where there are few people and even less of a government presence.

 

Out of the seven incidents during the week only the two in Babil were offensive in nature.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Nov 1-7

Babil

2

Diyala

2

Salahaddin

2

Sulaymaniya

1

TOTAL

7

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Nov 1-7

Babil

3 (3W)

Diyala

1 (1K)

TOTAL

4 (1K, 3W)

 

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 M

2

16

Sep 29-30

3/1 M

-

2

SEP

41/1/3 M

9

64

Oct 1-7

9/2 M

6

16

Oct 8-14

8/2/1 M

5

19

Oct 15-21

6

4

7

Oct 22-28

3

2

1

Oct 29-31

2

-

2

OCT

28/2/3 M

17

45

Nov 1-7

7

1

3

 

Violence By Province Nov 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

2.5 incidents/month

Babil

2 Incidents

3 Wounded

3 Hashd

 

1 IED

1 Sticky Bomb

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

1.7 incidents/month

Baghdad

-

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

3.5 incidents/month

Diyala

2 Incidents

1 Killed

1 Civilian

 

1 Shooting

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

14.2 incidents/month

Kirkuk

-

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

9.8 incidents/month

Ninewa

-

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

6.5 incidents/month

Salahaddin

2 Incidents

 

1 Shooting

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

6.0 incidents/month

Sulaymaniya

1 Incident

 

1 Shooting

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "IS Releases Kurdish Shepherd After Family Pays Ransom," 11/5/22

 

NINA, "An Infiltration Attempt By ISIS Elements Thwarted in Salah al-Din," 11/3/22

- "A terrorist attack repelled southeast of Tikrit," 11/5/22

- "Three members of the Popular Mobilization were injured in an explosive device explosion north of Hilla," 11/4/22

- "A truck driver assassinated in Diyala," 11/6/22

 

NRT, "ISIS Militants Killed In Battle With Security Forces In Sulaimani Province," 11/7/22

 

Al Sumaria, "An explosive device exploded in the city of Hilla," 11/5/22

 

 



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