Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Security In Iraq Dec 15-21, 2023

The security situation changed in Iraq during the third week of December because the Islamic State was more active than pro-Iran groups.

 

There were a total of 6 security incidents reported in Iraq from December 15-21.


 

Two of those were by groups linked with Iran. They fired rockets at the Ain Al-Asad airbase in Anbar twice. This is a common target because it houses U.S. troops.

 

The other 4 incidents were by the Islamic State. The previous two weeks in the month the insurgency only carried out 4 attacks total. The last time there were 4 attacks in one week by IS was during the 1st week of August showing how far the group has declined.

 

In Anbar IS attacked a checkpoint in the Rutba district. A Hashd member was killed when a security tower was assaulted in Tarmiya in northern Baghdad. Finally, in Salahaddin an infiltration attempt was foiled by the security forces and there was a shooting in the Samarra district that left two police wounded. There appear to be common IS tactics to test security and intimidate the government forces so they stay out of insurgents areas.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Dec 1-7

Dec 8-14

Dec 15-21

Anbar

4 Pro-Iran

2 Pro-Iran

3/2 Pro-Iran

Baghdad

1 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

1

Irbil

2 Pro-Iran

2 Pro-Iran

-

Kirkuk

-

2

-

Ninewa

3/1 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

-

Salahaddin

-

-

2

TOTAL

10/8 Pro-Iran

8/6 Pro-Iran

6/2 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Dec 1-7

Dec 8-14

Dec 15-21

Baghdad

-

-

1 (1K)

Kirkuk

-

2 (2W)

-

Ninewa

10 (1K, 9W)

-

-

Salahaddin

-

-

2 (2W)

TOTAL

10 (1K, 9W)

2 (2W)

3 (1K, 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 Pro-Iran

3

4

Jan 8-14

35/21 Pro-Iran

3

18

Jan 15-21

12/5 Pro-Iran

17

12

Jan 22-28

16/3 Pro-Iran

8

19

Jan 29-31

6/2 Pro-Iran

2

6

JAN

87/41 Pro-Iran

33

59

Feb 1-7

11/3 Pro-Iran

1

10

Feb 8-14

14/6 Pro-Iran

8

3

Feb 15-21

9/1 Pro-Iran

-

11

Feb 22-28

8/4 Pro-Iran

1

5

FEB

42/14 Pro-Iran

10

29

Mar 1-7

7/3 Pro-Iran

1

-

Mar 8-14

18/3/1 Pro-Iran

6

5

Mar 15-21

10/4 Pro-Iran

5

6

Mar 22-28

6/1 Pro-Iran

7

4

Mar 29-31

4/1 Pro-Iran

-

5

MAR

46/12/1 Pro-Iran

19

21

Apr 1-7

16/8 Pro-Iran

-

6

Apr 8-14

21/7 Pro-Iran

8

25

Apr 15-21

22/2 Pro-Iran

10

22

Apr 22-28

44/4 Pro-Iran

14

44

Apr 29-30

6/1 Pro-Iran

2

6

APR

111/22 Pro-Iran

34

103

May 1-7

31/3 Pro-Iran

8

25

May 8-14

9/2 Pro-Iran

2

7

May 15-21

18/6 Pro-Iran

10

6

May 22-28

13/1 Pro-Iran

21

11

May 29-31

2/1 Pro-Iran

-

2

MAY

73/13 Pro-Iran

41

51

Jun 1-7

6/2 Pro-Iran

-

8

Jun 8-14

12/4 Pro-Iran

1

9

Jun 15-21

10/2 Pro-Iran

5

2

Jun 22-28

12/6 Pro-Iran

1

14

Jun 29-30

-

-

-

JUN

40/14 Pro-Iran

7

33

Jul 1-7

7/1 Pro-Iran

6

11

Jul 8-14

3

-

2

Jul 15-21

11/2 Pro-Iran

14

16

Jul 22-28

18/7 Pro-Iran

9

21

Jul 29-31

4

4

4

JUL

43/6 Pro-Iran

33

54

Aug 1-7

9/1 Pro-Iran

6

15

Aug 8-14

14

2

14

Aug 15-21

7/2 Pro-Iran

-

6

Aug 22-28

23/4 Pro-Iran

14

15

Aug 29-31

4

2

4

AUG

57/7/1 Pro-Iran

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 Pro-Iran

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 Pro-Iran

42

38

Jan 1-7

7

4

2

Jan 8-14

6/1 Pro-Iran

5

2

Jan 15-21

11/1 Pro-Iran

2

7

Jan 22-28

5/2 Pro-Iran

1

2

Jan 29-31

1

-

2

JAN

29/4 Pro-Iran

12

15

Feb 1-7

6/2 Pro-Iran

1

5

Feb 8-14

1

-

2

Feb 15-21

4

4

8

Feb 22-28

9/1 Pro-Iran

7

3

FEB

20/3 Pro-Iran

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

May 29-31

2

-

3

MAY

15

8

14

Jun 1-7

-

-

-

Jun 8-14

4

7

4

Jun 15-21

2

1

2

Jun 22-28

4

2

4

Jun 29-30

-

-

-

JUN

10

10

10

Jul 1-7

1

-

-

Jul 8-14

3

2

1

Jul 15-21

2

-

1

Jul 22-28

2

-

2

Jul 29-31

3/2 Pro-Iran

-

-

JUL

11/2 Pro-Iran

2

4

Aug 1-7

4

-

4

Aug 8-14

2

1

3

Aug 15-21

2

-

5

Aug 22-28

2

-

2

Aug 29-31

3/1 Pro-Iran

1

9

AUG

13/1 Pro-Iran

2

23

Sep 1-7

1

-

1

Sep 8-14

1

1

-

Sep 15-21

2

-

4

Sep 22-28

1

1

1

Sep 29-30

-

-

-

SEP

5

2

6

Oct 1-7

-

-

-

Oct 8-14

-

-

-

Oct 15-21

7 Pro-Iran

-

-

Oct 22-28

7/5 Pro-Iran

-

8

Oct 29-31

3 Pro-Iran

-

-

OCT

17/15 Pro-Iran

-

8

Nov 1-7

11/9

4

2

Nov 8-14

12/10

-

3

Nov 15-21

6 Pro-Iran

-

8 Amer

Nov 22-28

4 Pro-Iran

-

-

Nov 29-30

2

11

16

NOV

35/29 Pro-Iran

15

29

Dec 1-7

10/8 Pro-Iran

1

9

Dec 8-14

8/6 Pro-Iran

-

2

Dec 15-21

6/2 Pro-Iran

1

2

 

SOURCES

 

Lawrence, J.P., "No US troops injured in latest rocket strike at Iraq base," Stars and Stripes, 12/21/23

 

NINA, "The Popular Mobilization Forces thwarts an infiltration attempt by ISIS terrorists in Salah Al-Din," 12/17/23

- "Targeting Ain al-Assad base with missiles," 12/20/23

 

Shafaq News, "A colonel was killed and others were injured when an Iraqi army plane crashed and an ISIS attack targeted the police in two governorates," 12/18/23

- "ISIS Attack in Anbar … killing and wounding four members of the organization," 12/18/23

- "ISIS militants attack northern Baghdad and kill a security officer," 12/20/23

 

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