Monday, January 16, 2023

Security In Iraq Jan 8-14, 2023  



Iraq was relatively quiet for another week. Security incidents were in single digits once again the second week of January while a pro-Iran group carried out a rare attack.

 

From January 8-14 there were 6 security incidents reported in Iraq. That compared to 7 the week before.

 

Pro-Iran groups fired rockets at the Kor Mor gas field in Sulaymaniya. This facility has been targeted since the end of 2022. Originally this was part of a pressure campaign by the Coordination Framework to warn the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan to stick with it during government negotiations. The reason for this attack is unclear.

 

That left 5 incidents by the Islamic State. 33 of the 48 weeks of 2022 saw incidents in single digits and this trend has continued into 2023.

 

IS activity took place in Diyala (3), Ninewa (1) and Salahaddin (1).

 

They caused 5 deaths and 2 wounded. 1 member of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), 2 civilians and 2 Hashd al-Shaabi lost their lives and another 2 Hashd were wounded. 3 casualties took place in Diyala and 4 in Salahaddin.

 

In Diyala it was announced that two people who had been kidnapped back in 2021 were executed. A member of the ISF was also killed by a sniper at a checkpoint. Both of these took place in the Muqdadiya district in the center of the province.

 

2 IEDs were dismantled in western Ninewa and a Hashd unit was attacked in Salahaddin which led to 2 Hashd being killed and 2 wounded. The latter was the only offensive operation by the insurgency during the week.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Jan 1-7

Jan 8-14

Baghdad

4

-

Diyala

2

3

Ninewa

1

1

Salahaddin

-

1

Sulaymaniya

-

1 Pro-Iran

TOTAL

7

6/1 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Jan 1-7

Jan 8-14

Baghdad

5 (3K, 2W)

-

Diyala

1 (1K)

3 (3K)

Salahaddin

-

4 (2K, 2W)

TOTAL

6 (4K, 2W)

7 (5K, 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

Jan 8-14

6/1

5

2

 

Violence By Province Jan 8-14, 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

-

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

3.5 incidents/month

Diyala

3 Incidents

3 Killed

1 ISF

2 Civilians

 

2 Shootings

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

 

2 IEDs dismantled

20.0 incidents/month

13.2 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

6.0 incidents/month

Salahaddin

1 Incident

2 Killed

2 Hashd

2 Wounded

2 Hashd

 

1 Gunfire

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

5.5 incidents/month

Sulaymaniya

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 Rockets

 

 

 

 

 

IRAQ

-

166.6 incidents/month

95.5 incidents/month

85.5 incidents/month

69.9 incidents/month

40.2 incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

Al Masalah, "A missile attack targeted the Khor Mor gas field in Sulaymaiya," 1/13/23

 

NINA, "The Popular Mobilization and the army deal with two explosive devices west of Mosul," 1/10/23

- "The Popular Mobilization ends the "ISIS" attack east of Salah al-Din by defeating the terrorists," 1/9/23

 

Rudaw, "ISIS sniper kills policeman in Diyala: Police," 1/10/23

 

Shafaq News, "ISIS executes two people more than a year and a half after they were kidnapped in Diyala," 1/9/23

 

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