Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Security In Iraq Nov 15-21, 2022  


For the 6th straight week security incidents in Iraq were in single digits. There were 8 incidents from November 15-21 all by the Islamic State. That was up from 6 the second week of the month and 7 the 1st week. For 29 of 43 weeks incidents have been in single digits in 2022.

 

IS incidents took place in Diyala (6), Kirkuk (1), and Ninewa (1). They left 7 dead, 1 civilian, 2 Hashd al-Shaabi, and 4 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and 17 wounded, 2 civilians and 15 Hashd. Diyala had the most casualties with 18. The other two provinces were in single digits.

 

There were 6 incidents in Diyala. Four of those occurred on November 19. A civilian was assassinated, a checkpoint was attacked, there was a gun battle during a Hashd security sweep that left 1 Hashd dead and 6 wounded, and 3 IEDs went off. One of those bombs killed 1 Hashd and injured 8 others. One of those incidents was in the Hamrin mountains in the northwest while the rest were in the Muqdadiya and Khanaqin districts in the center and northeast respectively. The Hamrin area has been a long time IS base and acts as a way station between Salahaddin and Diyala, while Muqdadiya and Khanaqin are the main IS areas in Iraq.

 

4 soldiers were killed in an assault upon a checkpoint in Kirkuk and 2 civilians were injured in southern Ninewa by a bomb.

 

None of the 8 incidents during the week were offensive. All were aimed at keeping out government forces and civilians from IS domains and subduing the residents.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Nov 1-7

Nov 8-14

Nov 15-21

Babil

2

-

-

Baghdad

-

1

-

Diyala

2

1

6

Kirkuk

-

-

1

Ninewa

-

1

1

Salahaddin

2

3

-

Sulaymaniya

1

-

-

TOTAL

7

6

8

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Nov 1-7

Nov 8-14

Nov 15-21

Babil

3 (3W)

-

-

Diyala

1 (1K)

1 (1K)

18 (3K, 15W)

Kirkuk

-

-

4 (4K)

Ninewa

-

1 (1W)

2 (2W)

Salahaddin

-

7 (7W)

-

TOTAL

4 (1K, 3W)

9 (1K, 8W)

24 (7K, 17W)

 

Security In Iraq 2022

Week

Security

Incidents

(Total/By IS)

Dead

(Total/By IS)

Wounded

(Total/By IS)

Jan 1-7

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

Nov 8-14

6

1

8

Nov 15-21

8

7

17

 

Violence By Province Nov 15-21, 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

-

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

6 Incidents

3 Killed

1 Civilian

2 Hashd

15 Wounded

15 Hashd

 

3 Shootings

3 IEDs

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

14.2 incidents/month

Kirkuk

1 Incident

4 Killed

4 ISF

 

1 Shooting

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

9.8 incidents/month

Ninewa

1 Incident

2 Wounded

2 Civilians

 

1 IED

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

6.5 incidents/month

Salahaddin

-

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

6.0 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

NINA, "2 Civilians injured by an IED's explosion north of Mosul," 11/17/22

- "A fighter in the PMF injured while dismantling IED in Diyala," 11/19/22

- "An IED explodes in abandoned orchards of al-Abbara, northeast of Baquba," 11/19/22

- "The Popular Mobilization responds to a terrorist attack in Diyala," 11/21/22

 

NRT, "ISIS Militants Kill Four Members Of Iraqi Army At Checkpoint In Kirkuk," 11/19/22

 

Shafaq News, "10 victims and injured from the popular crowd in an explosion in Diyala," 11/19/22

- "In Diyala, a civilian was assassinated, and a Souta driver was injured in two separate accidents," 11/17/22

- "A victim in the crowd fell and 6 others were wounded in an ISIS attack in Diyala," 11/19/22

 

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