Monday, January 9, 2023

Security In Iraq Jan 1-7, 2023  


The new year started off just like how it ended. That was with little Islamic State activity.

 

There were 7 security incidents in Iraq reported in the media from January 1-7. That was the fourth straight week incidents were in single digits. 33 of the 48 weeks in 2022 had incidents in single digits. This was a sign of how weak the Islamic State currently is.

 

Incidents during the week took place in Baghdad (4), Diyala (2), and Ninewa (1).

 

In Baghdad there were 3 killed and 2 wounded and Diyala saw 1 death. 2 civilians and 2 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) lost their lives and 2 ISF were injured.

 

All four of the incidents in Baghdad took place in the Tarmiya district in the north. That included an IED being dismantled, another blowing up on some police, and two shootings aimed at the army. Tarmiya is a long time insurgent base.

 

A suicide bomber was killed during a security sweep and a body was found shot in Diyala.

 

Finally, the Hashd were attacked in Ninewa.

 

Only the last attack was offensive in nature. The rest were aimed at keeping civilians and the government out of IS areas. This is about all the insurgency is currently capable of.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Jan 1-7

Baghdad

4

Diyala

2

Ninewa

1

TOTAL

7

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Jan 1-7

Baghdad

5 (3K, 2W)

Diyala

1 (1K)

TOTAL

6 (4K, 2W)

 

Security In Iraq 2022-23

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

Dec 29-31

2

-

-

DEC

33/1

42

38

Jan 1-7

7

4

2

 

Violence By Province Jan 1-7, 2023

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

2.0 incidents/month

Babil

-

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.7 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

2.0 incidents/month

Baghdad

4 Incidents

3 Killed

1 Civilian

2 ISF

2 Wounded

2 ISF

 

2 Shootings

2 IEDs

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

1 Suicide Bomber Killed

38.6 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

22.8 incidents/month

12.2 incidents/month

Kirkuk

-

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

8.2 incidents/month

Ninewa

1 Incident

 

1 Killed

20.0 incidents/month

13.2 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

6.0 incidents/month

Salahaddin

-

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

5.5 incidents/month

IRAQ

-

166.6 incidents/month

95.5 incidents/month

85.5 incidents/month

69.9 incidents/month

40.2 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

NINA, "The body of a young man found dumped on the banks of the Diyala River," 1/4/23

- "An IED, placed on the side of the main road north of Baghdad, dismantled," 1/1/23

- "The Popular Mobilization Forces clash with ISIS in Tarmiya, north of Baghdad," 1/3/23

- "The Popular Mobilization repels an attack by ISIS in Al-Hatra Island," 1/1/23

- "A suicide bomber was killed by a military force fire on the outskirts of Hamrin Lake, northeast of Baquba," 1/1/23

 

Shafaq News, "There were casualties and a police officer was injured in an explosion and a clash with ISIS, north of Baghdad," 1/3/23

 

Al Sumaria, "A soldier was wounded when he was exposed to ISIS, north of Baghdad," 1/7/23

 

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