Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Security In Iraq May 15-21, 2024


The Islamic State and the Iraqi Islamic Resistance were both active in Iraq during the third week of May.

 

The Islamic State carried out two rare attacks from May 15-21. On May 16 a checkpoint was attacked in Kirkuk that killed 1 soldier and left two more wounded. Then on May 18 an IED went off that injured 4 more soldiers in Salahaddin.

 

The week before there was only 1 incident by the insurgency. Previous to that there had been four weeks with no attacks by IS.


 

The Islamic Resistance claimed 9 attacks upon Israel. That included 3 missile strikes and 5 drones. None of these were confirmed. The Resistance stated that it began attacks upon Israel in January in response to the Gaza War. Because the ceasefire with the United States remains in place in Iraq pro-Iran groups are talking about targeting Israel instead.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

May 1-7

May 8-14

May 15-21

Israel

3 Pro-Iran

5 Pro-Iran

9 Pro-Iran

Kirkuk

-

-

1

Salahaddin

-

1

1

TOTAL

3 Pro-Iran

6/5 Pro-Iran

11/9 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

May 1-7

May 8-14

May 15-21

Kirkuk

-

-

3 (1K, 2W)

Salahaddin

-

10 (5K, 5W)

4 (4W)

TOTAL

-

10 (5K, 5W)

7 (1K, 6W)

 

Security In Iraq 2022-23

Week

Security

Incidents

(Total/By IS)

Dead

(Total/By IS)

Wounded

(Total/By IS)

JAN 2022

87/41 Pro-Iran

33

59

FEB

42/14 Pro-Iran

10

29

MAR

46/12/1 Pro-Iran

19

21

APR

111/22 Pro-Iran

34

103

MAY

73/13 Pro-Iran

41

51

JUN

40/14 Pro-Iran

7

33

JUL

43/6 Pro-Iran

33

54

AUG

57/7/1 Pro-Iran

24

54

SEP

41/1/3 M

9

64

OCT

28/2/3 M

17

45

NOV

23

10

28

DEC

33/1 Pro-Iran

42

38

JAN 2023

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

Dec 22-28

7/6 Pro-Iran

-

3 US

Dec 29-31

4 Pro-Iran

 

 

DEC

35/26 Pro-Iran

2K

16W

Jan 1-7

10/6 Pro-Iran/1 Iranian

5

9

Jan 8-14

7/3 Pro-Iran

3

3

Jan 15-21

10/6 Pro-Iran

6

6

Jan 22-28

11/10 Pro-Iran

-

-

Jan 29-31

3 Pro-Ira

-

-

JAN

42/28 Pro-Iran/1 Iranian

14

20

Feb 1-7

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

Feb 8-14

-

-

-

Feb 15-21

-

-

-

Feb 22-29

1

-

-

FEB

2/1 Pro-Iran

-

-

Mar 1-7

4/2 Pro-Iran

1

4

Mar 8-14

8/1 Pro-Iran

4

8

Mar 15-21

2

-

2

Mar 22-28

2 Pro-Iran

-

-

Mar 29-31

2/1Pro-iran

1

1

MAR

18/6 Pro-Iran

6

15

Apr 1-7

3/2 Pro-Iran

-

-

Apr 8-14

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

Apr 15-21

3 Pro-Iran

-

-

Apr 22-28

1 Pro-Iran

4

-

Apr 29-30

1

2

-

APR

9/7 Pro-Iran

6

-

May 1-7

3 Pro-Iran

-

-

May 8-14

6/5 Pro-Iran

5

5

May 15-21

11/9 Pro-Iran

1

6

 

SOURCES

 

Bas News, "Three Iraqi Soldiers Killed, Injured in Fresh IS Attack in Kirkuk," 5/15/24

 

NINA, "The Islamic Resistance announces the targeting of an Israeli base in the Golan with drones," 5/21/24

- "The Islamic Resistance targets a Zionist army position in the Metulla colony," 5/18/24

- "The Islamic Resistance targets the Matula site, its garrison, and its vehicles with an armed offensive drone," 5/16/24

 

Shafaq News, "The Iraqi Resistance announces strikes on vital targets in Israel," 5/15/24

 

Al Sumaria, "Between Haditha and Salah al-Din … 4 soldiers were injured by an explosive device explosion," 5/18/24

 

Xinhua, "Iraqi Shiite militia claims drone attack on Israel," 5/15/24

- "Iraqi Shiite militia claims drone attack on Israel," 5/19/24

- "Iraqi Shiite militia claims drone attacks on Israeli targets," 5/16/24

 

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