Monday, December 19, 2022

Security In Iraq Dec 8-14, 2022  


After a short spike in attacks during the start of December security incidents went back to their norm during the second week of the month.

 

There were 6 incidents in Iraq reported in the media from December 8-14. The week before there were 12 likely in response to the announcement that the Islamic State’s leader had been killed. The insurgency is at such a low level however it couldn’t keep up that pace and returned to the norm. For 31 of the 46 weeks of the year incidents have been in single digits.

 

IS incidents took place in Baghdad (1), Kirkuk (2), Ninewa (2), and Salahaddin (1).

 

They left 7 dead and 8 wounded. 3 civilians and 4 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) were killed and 3 ISF and 5 civilians were injured.

 

All 6 IS incidents were defensive in nature. Two more suicide bombers were killed in a sweep in Salahaddin. The week before 4 others were dispatched. Again, because the group’s leader was declared dead it likely wanted to carry out a spectacular attack. That failed however.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Dec 1-7

Dec 8-14

Babil

4

-

Baghdad

2

1

Karbala

1

 

Kirkukk

-

2

Ninewa

4/1 Pro-Iran

2

Salahaddin

2

1

TOTAL

13/1

6

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Dec 1-7

Dec 8-14

Babil

7 (2K, 5W)

-

Baghdad

3 (2K, 1W)

7 (4K, 3W)

Karbala

5 (1K, 4W)

 

Kirkuk

-

4 (1K, 3W)

Ninewa

-

3 (1K, 2W)

Salahaddin

2 (1K, 1W)

1 (1K)

TOTAL

17 (6K, 11W)

15 (7K, 8W)

 

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

-

Nov 29-30

-

-

-

NOV

23

10

28

Dec 1-7

13/1

6

11

Dec 8-14

6

7

8

 

Violence By Province Dec 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

2.1 incidents/month

Babil

-

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

1.8 incidents/month

Baghdad

1 Incident

4 Killed

1 Civilians

3 ISF

3 Wounded

3 ISF

 

1 IED

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

3.5 incidents/month

Diyala

-

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

13.0 incidents/month

Kirkuk

2 Incidents

1 Killed

1 ISF

3 Wounded

3 Civilians

 

1 Shooting

1 IED

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

8.3 incidents/month

Ninewa

2 Incidents

1 Killed

1 Civilian

2 Wounded

2 Civilians

 

1 IED

1 RPG

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

5.8 incidents/month

Salahaddin

1 Incident

1 Killed

1 Civilian

 

1 Gunfire

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

5.7 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

Kurdistan 24, "Three Iraqi soldiers killed by a roadside bomb," 12/15/22

 

NINA, "After killing 2 terrorists … a citizen killed by an ISIS missile in Nineveh," 12/11/22

- "A security element was killed in Kirkuk" 12/11/22

- "Three farmers injured in an IED south of Kirkuk," 12/13/22

- "Two civilians wounded in an IED left by ISIS, west of Mosul," 12/11/22

 

Xinhua, "3 servicemen, 1 civilian killed in IS attacks in Iraq," 12/15/22

- "6 IS militants, civilian killed in clash in Iraq," 12/11/22

 

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