Sunday, March 12, 2023

Security In Iraq Mar 1-7, 2023


The start of March was another reminder that the Islamic State is in its death throes in Iraq. It remains barely active in the country.

 

From March 1-7 there were 3 incidents by the Islamic State. That compared to 8 the last week of February. Since the start of the year 8 of 9 weeks have seen security incidents in single digits. That continues the trend started in 2022 when the majority of weeks had less than 10 attacks.

 

The week’s incidents took place in Diyala (2) and Salahaddin (1) and left 10 dead and 4 wounded. 1 Hashd al-Shaabi and 9 civilians were killed and 1 Hashd and 3 civilians were injured. There were 12 casualties in Diyala and 2 in Salahaddin.

 

Diyala witnessed the biggest incident of the week when the Islamic State attacked a village in the Muqdadiya district in the center of the province. It shot up a house and then set off an IED as people approached. In total 8 people were killed and 3 wounded. Another person was assassinated in Khalis in the north.

 

In Salahaddin a Hashd patrol was hit with an IED that killed one and left another wounded.

 

As usual all three IS incidents were in rural areas of the country. Those are the only areas the insurgency operates in these days because there were few people there and little government presence.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Mar 1-7

Diyala

2

Salahaddin

1

TOTAL

3

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Mar 1-7

Diyala

12 (9K, 3W)

Salahaddin

2 (1K, 1W)

TOTAL

14 (10K, 4W)

 

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

Feb 22-28

9/1

7

3

FEB

20/3

12

18

Mar 1-7

32

10

4

 

Violence By Province Mar 1-7, 2023

Province

Violence

2018 Avg

2019 Avg

2020 Avg

2021 Avg

2022 Avg

2023 Avg

Anbar

-

12.6 incidents/

month

8.6 incidents/ month

7.0 incidents/ month

4.6 incidents/ month

2.0 incidents/month

1.0 Incidents/month

Babil

-

4.0 incidents/month

3.0 incidents/month

2.7 incidents/month

2.5 incidents/month

2.0 incidents/month

0.5 Incidents/month

Baghdad

-

33.0 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

7.3 incidents/month

5.6 incidents/ month

3.5 incidents/month

5 Incidents/month

Diyala

2 Incidents

9 Killed

9 Civilians

3 Wounded

3 Civilians

 

2 Shootings

1 IED

38.6 incidents/month

30.0 incidents/month

30.6 incidents/month

22.8 incidents/month

12.2 incidents/month

6 Incidents/month

Kirkuk

-

36.5 incidents/month

18.6 incidents/month

13.9 incidents/month

11.6 incidents/month

8.2 incidents/month

1.5 Incidents/month

Ninewa

-

20.0 incidents/month

13.2 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

8.4 incidents/month

6.0 incidents/month

4 Incidents/month

Salahaddin

1 Incident

1 Killed

1 Hashd

1 Wounded

1 Hashd

 

1 IED

21.7 incidents/month

10.6 incidents/month

11.2 incidents/month

11.5 incidents/month

5.5 incidents/month

2.5 Incidents/month

IRAQ

-

166.6 incidents/month

95.5 incidents/month

85.5 incidents/month

69.9 incidents/month

40.2 incidents/month

21 Incidents/month

 

SOURCES

 

NINA, "The assassination of a civilian in Al-Khalis, in Diyala," 3/3/23

- "A fighter of the Popular Mobilization Forces killed when an explosive device exploded in Amerli Operation Sector," 3/7/23

 

Shafaq News, "The death toll from the Al-Muqdadiya attack rose to 11 victims and injured," 3/7/23

 

No comments:

This Day In Iraqi History - Feb 24 US led Coalition began expelling Iraq from Kuwait

  865 Samarra organized army under Abu Ahmad son of assassinated Caliph Mutawwakil and brother of Abbasid Caliph Mutasim...