Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Security In Iraq Feb 15-22, 2023


The Islamic State remained an insignificant force in Iraq during the third week of February. There were four security incidents from February 15-21 compared to just 1 the week before. 6 of the 7 weeks in 2023 have seen IS incidents in single digits.

 

The incidents took place in Baghdad (3) and Diyala (1) and left 4 soldiers dead and 8 soldiers wounded.

 

The biggest incident took place in Baghdad’s northern Tarmiya district during a security sweep. Soldiers found a group of IS fighters and got into a gun battle ending with one of the militants detonating a suicide vest. 4 soldiers were killed including the regimental commander and 7 more were wounded. In another part of Tarmiya a sniper wounded a soldier and there was mortar fire on Camp Taji which is nearby. Tarmiya has become the main trouble spot in Iraq over the last few months. There are constant incidents there. It has been an insurgent base for years which the Iraqi forces appear unable to clear out.

 

The final attack took place in Diyala’s Muqdadiya district in the center of the province when a checkpoint was shot at. This used to be the main area of operation for the insurgency but it has fallen off in recent months as the Islamic State collapsed during 2022.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Feb 1-7

Feb 8-14

Feb 15-21

Baghdad

2

-

3

Diyala

-

-

1

Ninewa

1 Pro-Iran

1

-

Salahaddin

2

-

-

Muthanna

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

TOTAL

6/2 Pro-Iran

1

4

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Feb 1-7

Feb 8-14

Feb 15-21

Baghdad

3 (3W)

-

12 (4K, 8W)

Ninewa

-

2 (2W)

-

Salahaddin

3 (1K, 2W)

-

-

TOTAL

6 (1K, 5W)

2 (2W)

12 (4K, 8W)

 

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

Jan 15-21

11/1

2

7

Jan 22-28

5/2

1

2

Jan 29-31

1

-

2

JAN

29/4

12

15

Feb 1-7

6/2

1

5

Feb 8-14

1

-

2

Feb 15-21

4

4

8

 

Violence By Province Feb 15/21, 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

3 Incidents

4 Killed

4 ISF

8 Wounded

8 ISF

 

2 Shootings

1 Mortar

1 Suicide Bomber

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

3.5 incidents/month

Diyala

1 Incident

 

1 Shooting

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

-

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

 

Agence France Presse, "Four Iraqi soldiers killed in raid on suspected ISIS fighters," 2/16/23

 

NINA, "A Terrorist Attack Thwarted In The Northeast Of Baquba," 2/21/23

 

Shafaq News, "A mortar bomb fell at Camp Taji, north of Baghdad," 2/16/23

 

Al Sumaria, "A soldier was wounded by an ISIS sniper, north of Baghdad," 2/16/23

- ""They were martyred in the Tarmiya clashes" The Defense Ministry mourns a regimental commander and two fighters," 2/16/23

 

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