Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Security In Iraq Nov 22-28, 2022  


Iraq witnessed a new low in violence the third week of November. There were only two incidents reported in the press, both by the Islamic State. The previous low was 3 incidents a week which happened twice in 2022.

 

The two incidents took place in Diyala where an infiltration attempt by IS members was turned back in the Khanaqin district in the northeast and Salahaddin where a Hashd member died of his wounds after an assassination attempt in Tuz Kharmato in the east.

 

The insurgency in Iraq has been in a tailspin downwards for the last several years. At its current state it is having little to no impact upon Iraq overall because the militants are isolated in rural areas where there are few people and even little government presence. It can continue in this environment for decades but it is now irrelevant.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Nov 1-7

Nov 8-14

Nov 15-21

Nov 22-28

Babil

2

-

-

-

Baghdad

-

1

-

-

Diyala

2

1

6

1

Kirkuk

-

-

1

-

Ninewa

-

1

1

-

Salahaddin

2

3

-

1

Sulaymaniya

1

-

-

-

TOTAL

7

6

8

2

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Nov 1-7

Nov 8-14

Nov 15-21

Nov 22-28

Babil

3 (3W)

-

-

-

Diyala

1 (1K)

1 (1K)

18 (3K, 15W)

-

Kirkuk

-

-

4 (4K)

-

Ninewa

-

1 (1W)

2 (2W)

-

Salahaddin

-

7 (7W)

-

1

TOTAL

4 (1K, 3W)

9 (1K, 8W)

24 (7K, 17W)

1 (1K)

 

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

Nov 22-28

2

1

-

 

Violence By Province Nov 22-28, 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

1 Incident

1 Gunfire

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

1 Incident

1 Killed

1 Hashd

 

1 Gunfire

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

6.0 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

Shafaq News, "A member of the crowd died from the wounds of an assassination attack in Salahaddin," 10/28/22

- "Thwarting an infiltration of ISIS in Diyala," 11/22/22

 

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