Monday, May 29, 2023

Security In Iraq May 22-28, 2023


The Islamic State continues to operate at its lowest level ever in Iraq. During the fourth week of May there were only 3 incidents. That matched the same number the week before. For 19 of the 20 weeks in 2023 incidents have been in single digits. For 16 of those weeks there have been five or less incidents per week. This marks the lowest point in the insurgency’s history in Iraq.

 

The week’s violence took place in Anbar (1), Diyala (1), and Ninewa (1). Only two of those were actual attacks.

 

They left 1 dead member of the Hashd al-Shaabi and 1 Hashd, 1 member of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and 1 civilian injured.

 

In Nukhaib in southern Anbar an old IED killed 1 Hashd and wounded another. In western Diyala along the border of Salahaddin a sticky bomb went off wounding a civilian and a policeman. IS is barely active in this area so this counted as the sole offensive act by the group during the week. Finally, the security forces stopped an infiltration attempt in Ninewa. As usual, all of these incidents were in rural areas as that is the only place IS can now operate in.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

May 1-7

May 8-14

May 15-21

May 22-28

Anbar

-

-

-

1

Baghdad

-

1

1

-

Diyala

1

-

1

1

Kirkuk

-

1

-

-

Ninewa

-

3

1

1

Salahaddin

1

1

-

-

TOTAL

2

6

3

3

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

May 1-7

May 8-14

May 15-21

May 22-28

Anbar

-

-

-

2 (1K, 1W)

Baghdad

-

1 (1K)

6 (2K, 4W)

-

Diyala

1 (1W)

 

2 (2W)

2 (2W)

Kirkuk

-

2 (2W)

-

-

Ninewa

-

3 (2K, 1W)

-

-

Salahaddin

1 (1W)

1 (1K)

-

-

TOTAL

2 (1K, 1W)

7 (4K, 3W)

8 (2K, 6W)

4 (1K, 3W)

 

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

3

10

4

Mar 8-14

2

2

1

Mar 15-21

2

1

3

Mar 22-28

1

2

-

Mar 29-31

1

3

-

MAR

9

18

8

Apr 1-7

5

1

7

Apr 8-14

4

-

1

Apr 15-21

5

3

-

Apr 22-28

2

1

-

Apr 29-30

1

1

-

APR

16

6

8

May 1-7

2

1

1

May 8-14

6

4

3

May 15-21

3

2

6

May 22-28

3

1

3

 

SOURCES

 

NINA, "A Policeman And A Civilian Injured In A Sticky Bomb Explosion In Diyala," 5/27/23

- "The Popular Mobilization thwarts an ISIS infiltration operation south of Mosul," 5/25/23

 

Shafaq News, "Anbar .. An explosion inside an old guesthouse of ISIS leaves a victim and an injured member of the crowd," 5/26/23

 

 

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