Monday, January 2, 2023

Security In Iraq Dec 22-28, 2022  


Violence in Iraq remains at an all-time low. For the third straight week attacks by the Islamic State were in single digits. After a spike in casualties during the last week they were back to normal the fourth week of December. Despite recent press reports this shows that the insurgency is barely surviving in Iraq.

 

There were a total of 6 security incidents in Iraq from December 22-28. There have been six incidents per week for the last three weeks. Overall, 33 of the 48 weeks of the year have witnessed single digit totals for attacks.

 

Those incidents took place in Diyala (2), Kirkuk (2), Ninewa (1), and Salahaddin (1).

 

A suicide bomber was arrested and a village attacked in Diyala. There were two exchanges of gunfire in Kirkuk. In Ninewa a child was wounded by an old IED and in Salahaddin an infiltration attempt was foiled by the security forces. That meant there were only 5 actual attacks during the week.

 

They resulted in 4 wounded, 1 civilian and 3 police in Ninewa and Salahaddin respectively. The previous week there were 44 dead and injured due to two high casualty incidents.

 

Of the 6 incidents during the week only one was offensive when the village was attacked in Diyala. That is typical of the group which seeks to maintain control of its areas.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Dec 1-7

Dec 8-14

Dec 15-21

Dec 22-28

Babil

4

-

-

-

Baghdad

2

1

-

-

Diyala

-

-

2

2

Karbala

1

 

-

-

Kirkuk

-

2

2

2

Ninewa

4/1 Pro-Iran

2

2

1

Salahaddin

2

1

-

1

TOTAL

13/1

6

6

6

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Dec 1-7

Dec 8-14

Dec 15-21

Dec 22-28

Babil

7 (2K, 5W)

-

-

-

Baghdad

3 (2K, 1W)

7 (4K, 3W)

-

-

Diyala

-

-

17 (10K, 7W)

-

Karbala

5 (1K, 4W)

 

-

-

Kirkuk

-

4 (1K, 3W)

17 (15K, 2W)

3 (3W)

Ninewa

-

3 (1K, 2W)

10 (4K, 6W)

1 (1W)

Salahaddin

2 (1K, 1W)

1 (1K)

-

-

TOTAL

17 (6K, 11W)

15 (7K, 8W)

44 (29K, 15W)

4 (4W)

 

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

Dec 15-21

6

29

15

Dec 22-28

6

-

4

 

Violence By Province Dec 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

2.1 incidents/month

Babil

-

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.75 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

1.8 incidents/month

Baghdad

-

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

3.5 incidents/month

Diyala

2 Incidents

 

1 Shooting

1 Suicide Bomber Arrested

34.5 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

23.2 incidents/month

13.0 incidents/month

Kirkuk

2 Incidents

3 Wounded

3 ISF

 

2 Shootings

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

8.3 incidents/month

Ninewa

1 Incident

1 Wounded

1 Civilian

 

1 1 IED

20.0 incidents/month

14.0 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

5.8 incidents/month

Salahaddin

1 Incident

 

1 Shooting

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

5.7 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "Kirkuk: Iraqi Army Comes Under IS Attack Again," 12/24/22

 

Buratha News, "An officer and two security members were injured in an armed attack in Kirkuk," 12/22/22

 

NINA, "A child injured by an IED, northwest of Mosul," 12/22/22

- "Foiling a terrorist attack on a village north of Baquba," 12/25/22

- "An officer and a security member were injured in the armed attack that targeted one of the entrances to the city of Kirkuk / Expanded," 12/22/22

- "The popular crowd thwarts an attempt to infiltrate the city of Samarra," 12/23/22

 

Al Sumaria, "He tried to target a leader in the crowd … A suicide bomber was arrested in Diyala," 12/24/22

 

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