Wednesday, May 10, 2017

2,677 Killed and 1,742 Wounded In Iraq April 2017


Violence was down in Iraq in April 2017 compared to March. That was due to a lull in fighting in Mosul, which is driving the security situation across the country.

There were 562 security incidents reported in the press in April, the lowest amount of the year. That was down from 712 in January, 617 in February, and 715 in March.

By province there was 1 incident in Karbala, Najaf and Wasit each, 2 in Kurdistan, 5 in Babil, 8 in Basra, 22 in Kirkuk, 36 in Salahaddin, 41 in Anbar, 52 in Diyala, 99 in Baghdad, and 294 in Ninewa.

Those led to 2,677 deaths and 1,742 wounded. 1 U.S. soldier, 1 Asayesh, 4 Sahwa, 11 Peshmerga, 46 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters, 54 Hashd, 225 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and 2,335 civilians lost their lives. Another 1 Sahwa, 19 Peshmerga, 29 Hashd, 189 ISF, and 1,504 civilians were injured.

There were 2 fatalities in Basra, 4 in Babil, 6 in Kurdistan, 7 in Karbala, 32 in Diyala, 51 in Salahaddin, 61 in Baghdad, 77 in Kirkuk, 109 in Anbar, and 2,328 in Ninewa. 1 person was wounded in Kurdistan, 21 in Kirkuk, 22 in Babil, 42 in Diyala, 77 in Salahaddin, 80 in Anbar, 203 in Baghdad, and 1,296 in Ninewa.

Anbar officials continued to complain about growing insecurity in the province. The Islamic State still controls the western section of Anbar along the Syrian border and is continuously launching suicide and car bombs into the center of the governorate. In April, there was 1 suicide bomber and 2 car bombs with another 6 car bombs destroyed or dismantled, and 25 suicide bombers killed and arrested. There were also several large shootouts with the security forces. That led to four small security sweeps through the western region. They neither had the size nor duration to do much.

For the first time in years there were two attacks in Jurf al-Sakhr. That was the former base of IS in northwest Babil. It was cleared back in 2014, emptied of all its people, and turned into a military base by the Hashd. In April, there was a car bomb and 2 IEDs there. In Iskandiriya there was also a suicide bombing and a car bomb. It’s unclear whether these mark a return of the Islamic State in Babil or just raids from neighboring Anbar and Baghdad.

Violence continued to decline in Baghdad. There were just 99 incidents, 61 killed, and 203 wounded there in April. Those were the lowest figures in years. This drop started in October when the Battle for Mosul began.

Attacks in Diyala have continued to go up and down. In April, there were 52 incidents, the highest amount since the summer of 2016. Most of those occurred in known IS support areas like Abu Saida. Diyala officials have been warning of IS returning to the province for months, but little has been done about it. With all the focus upon Mosul there are few security forces available for the rest of the country.

Kirkuk and Salahaddin are the other governorates where the local governments are consistently warning of the Islamic State. The Hawija district in Kirkuk is still under IS control, and insurgents have been moving from there into Diyala and Salahaddin. The Kirkuk authorities are consistently demanding the area be freed, but the latest news is that it might be the last part of the country to be cleared of insurgents. In Salahaddin the border area with Diyala has seen a recent build up of IS fighters. The Hashd often conduct security operations there, but the militants simply move away, and return afterward. Despite this presence the number of security incidents remain low in both provinces.

There was an ebb in the Mosul battle in April resulting in a drop in incidents. There were 294 incidents, the lowest since November 2016. Civilians were the major victims of the fighting. Of the 2,328 people killed and 1,296 wounded, 2,085 of the former and 1,173 of the latter were civilians. During the month the Islamic State was accused of executing 755 people, while Coalition and Iraqi air strikes and shelling were blamed for 874 deaths and 816 injured.

Security In Iraq 2017
Date
Incidents
Dead
Wounded
Jan 1-7
188
509
1,346
Jan 8-14
168
371
1,036
Jan 15-21
137
583
1,264
Jan 22-28
145
289
310
Jan 29-31
74
127
338
JAN
712
1,879
4,294
Feb 1-7
123
388
176
Feb 8-14
164
434
390
Feb 15-21
146
383
505
Feb 22-28
184
645 + 399
1,388 + 1,634
FEB
617
1,850 + 399
2,459 + 1,634
Mar 1-7
179
749
622
Mar 8-14
171
551
614
Mar 15-21
142
560
1,166
Mar 22-28
152
1,233
575
Mar 29-31
71
374 + 278
288 + 2,925
MAR
715
3,467 + 278
3,265 + 2,925
Apr 1-7
173
880
463
Apr 8-14
125
586
668
Apr 15-21
106
379
345
Apr 22-28
119
694
215
Apr 29-30
39
138
51
APR
562
2,677
1,742


Apr 1-7
Apr 8-14
Apr 15-21
Apr 22-28
Apr 29-31
Anbar
10 Incidents
33 Killed
3 ISF
4 Soldiers
24 Civilians
17 Wounded
5 ISF
12 Civilians
1 Shooting
1 IED
1 Sound Bomb
1 Suicide Car Bomb
5 Suicide Bombers
   Killed
1 Suicide Car Bomb
   Destroyed
1 Car Bomb
   Dismantled
10 Incidents
28 Killed
1 Hashd
27 Civilians
13 Wounded
3 Hashd
10 Civilians
2 IEDs
1 Sticky Bomb
1 Car Bomb
14 Suicide Bombers
   Killed
2 Suicide Car
   Bombs Destroyed
1 Car Bomb
   Destroyed

10 Incidents
13 Killed
2 ISF
11 Civilians
14 Wounded
3 Hashd
5 ISF
6 Civilians
7 IEDs
1 Suicide Bomber
6 Suicide Bombers
   Arrested
1 Car Bomb
   Destroyed
8 Incidents
31 Killed
2 Hashd
6 Civilians
23 ISF
28 Wounded
10 Civilians
18 ISF
5 Shootings
5 IEDs
3 Incidents
4 Killed
1 Civilian
1 Hashd
2 ISF
8 Wounded
8 ISF
3 Shootings
Babil
3 Incidents
3 Killed
1 Sahwa
2 Civilians
6 Wounded
3 Civilians
3 ISF
1 IED
1 Suicide Bomber
1 Car Bomb
1 Incident
5 Wounded
5 Hashd
1 IED
-
-
1 Incident
1 Killed
1 Civilian
11 Wounded
11 Civilians
1 Car Bomb
Baghdad
32 Incidents
19 Killed
1 ISF
18 Civilians
80 Wounded
1 ISF
79 Civilians
4 Shootings
22 IEDs
1 Sticky Bomb
1 Suicide Bomber
   Killed
28 Incidents
15 Killed
1 Hashd
14 Civilians
51 Wounded
1 Hashd
3 ISF
47 Civilians
4 Shootings
17 IEDs
3 Sticky Bombs
1 Grenade
4 Suicide Bombers
   Killed
22 Incidents
12 Killed
1 Hashd
2 ISF
9 Civilians
41 Wounded
2 Hashd
3 ISF
36 Civilians
7 Shootings
9 IEDs
1 Sticky Bomb
1 Mortar
1 Suicide Bomber
   Killed
1 Car Bomb
   Dismantled
15 Incidents
13 Killed
1 Sahwa
5 ISF
7 Civilians
28 Wounded
11 ISF
17 Civilians
4 Shootings
6 IEDs
2 Sticky Bombs
1 Suicide Car Bomb
1 Suicide Bomber
   Arrested
2 Incidents
2 Killed
2 Civilians
3 Wounded
3 Civilians
1 Shooting
1 IED
Basra
3 Incidents
1 Killed
1 Civilian
1 Shooting
2 Stun Grenades
3 Incidents
1 Killed
1 Civilian
1 Shooting
2 Sound Bombs
1 Incident
1 Sound Bomb
1 Incident
1 Stun Grenade
-
Diyala
17 Incidents
16 Killed
5 Civilians
5 ISF
6 Peshmerga
21 Wounded
1 Sahwa
8 Civilians
12 ISF
6 Shootings
11 IEDs
2 Mortars
14 Incidents
4 Killed
2 Hashd
2 ISF
5 Wounded
1 Hashd
4 Civilians
5 Shootings
5 IEDs
12 Incidents
4 Killed
1 Civilian
3 ISF
7 Wounded
1 ISF
6 Civilians
5 Shootings
10 IEDs
1 Mortar
8 Incidents
6 Killed
6 Civilians
6 Wounded
1 ISF
5 Civilians
6 IEDs
1 Suicide Bomber
1 Mortar
3 Car Bombs
   Destroyed
1 Incident
2 Killed
2 Civilians
3 Wounded
3 Civilians
1 Shooting
Kirkuk
7 Incidents
7 Killed
7 Civilians
1 Wounded
1 Civilian
1 Shooting
1 IED
3 Incidents
12 Killed
12 Civilians
1 Wounded
1 Hashd
1 Shooting
6 Incidents
23 Killed
23 Civilians
6 Wounded
1 Peshmerga
5 Civilians
3 Shootings
1 Mortar
5 Incidents
35 Killed
35 Civilians
11 Wounded
2 Peshmerga
9 Civilians
2 IEDs
1 Mortar
1 Incident
2 Wounded
2 Civilians
1 IED
KRG
-
-
1 Incident
1 Wounded
1 Civilian
1 Turkish Air Strike
1 Incident
6 Killed
6 PKK
1 Turkish Air Strike
-
Najaf
1 Incident




Ninewa
91 Incidents
759 Killed
9 Hashd
25 ISF
725 Civilians
281 Wounded
4 ISF
277 Civilians
20 Shootings
4 Car Bombs
19 Mortars
2 Rockets
3 Motorcycle Bombs Destroyed
5 Suicide Bombers
   Killed
1 Suicide Car
   Bombs Destroyed
24 Car Bombs
   Destroyed
58 Incidents
526 Killed
35 ISF
491 Civilians
587 Wounded
76 ISF
511 Civilians
9 Shootings
12 IEDs
2 Rockets
12 Mortars
41 Suicide Bombers
   Killed/Arrested
23 Car Bombs
   Destroyed
48 Incidents
327 Killed
27 ISF
300 Civilians
273 Wounded
13 ISF
260 Civilians
5 Shootings
1 Suicide Car Bomb
1 Car Bomb
15 Mortars
1 Drone Strike
1 Suicide Bomber
   Killed
27 Car Bombs
   Destroyed
69 Incidents
594 Killed
1 Asayesh
5 Peshmerga
30 ISF
30 Hashd
40 PKK
488 Civilians
131 Wounded
1 ISF
9 Peshmerga
121 Civilians
10 Shootings
2 IEDs
4 Suicide Bombers
1 Drone Strike
8 Mortars
1 Rockets
15 Suicide Bombers
   Killed
2 Suicide Car
   Bombs Destroyed
76 Car Bombs
   Destroyed
28 Incidents
122 Killed
1 US Soldier
40 ISF
81 Civilian
24 Wounded
4 Civilians
20 ISF
6 Shootings
1 IED
6 Suicide Bombers
4 Car Bombs
2 Mortars
4 Suicide Bombers
   Arrested/Killed
2 Suicide Car
   Bombs Destroyed
17 Car Bombs
   Destroyed
Salahaddin
9 Incidents
42 Killed
4 Hashd
14 ISF
24 Civilians
57 Wounded
3 ISF
7 Peshmerga
47 Civilians
6 Shootings
2 IEDs
2 Suicide Bombers
3 Car Bombs
1 Mortar
21 Suicide Bombers
   Killed
8 Incidents
6 Wounded
6 Hashd
4 Shootings
12 Suicide Bombers
   Arrested
5 Incidents
3 Wounded
3 Civilians
2 Shootings
1 Suicide Bomber
2 Suicide Bombers
   Killed
12 Incidents
9 Killed
2 ISF
3 Hashd
4 Civilians
11 Wounded
1 ISF
3 Civilians
7 Hashd
7 Shootings
1 IED
1 Grenade
5 Suicide Bombers
   Killed
9 Car Bombs
   Destroyed
2 Incidents
3 Suicide Bombers
   Killed
Wasit
-
-
1 Incident
1 Suicide Bomber
   Killed
-
-


Province
Violence
Anbar
41 Incidents
109 Killed: 2 Sahwa, 4 Hashd, 34 ISF, 69 Civilians
80 Wounded: 6 Hashd, 36 ISF, 38 Civilians
9 Shootings
15 IEDs
1 Sticky Bomb
1 Suicide Bomber
1 Suicide Car Bomb
1 Car Bomb
25 Suicide Bombers Killed/Arrested
3 Suicide Car Bombs Destroyed
3 Car Bombs Destroyed/Dismantled
Babil
5 Incidents
4 Killed: 1 Sahwa, 3 Civilians
22 Wounded: 3 ISF, 5 Hashd, 14 Civilians
2 IEDs
1 Suicide Bomber
2 Car Bombs
Baghdad
99 Incidents
61 Killed: 1 Sahwa, 2 Hashd, 8 ISF, 50 Civilians
203 Wounded: 3 Hashd, 18 ISF, 182 Civilians
20 Shootings
55 IEDs
7 Sticky Bombs
1 Suicide Car Bomb
1 Mortar
1 Grenade
7 Suicide Bombers Killed/Arrested
1 Car Bomb Dismantled
Basra
8 Incidents
2 Killed: 2 Civilians
2 Shootings
3 Stun Grenades
3 Sound Bombs
Diyala
52 Incidents
32 Killed: 2 Hashd, 6 Peshmerga, 10 ISF, 14 Civilians
42 Wounded: 1 Sahwa, 1 Hashd, 14 ISF, 26 Civilians
17 Shootings
32 IEDs
1 Suicide Bomber
4 Mortar
3 Car Bombs Destroyed
Kirkuk
22 Incidents
77 Killed: 77 Civilians
21 Wounded: 1 Hashd, 3 Peshmerga, 17 Civilians
5 Shootings
4 IEDs
2 Mortars
KRG
2 Incidents
6 Killed: 6 PKK
1 Wounded: 1 Civilian
2 Turkish Air Strikes
Najaf
1 Incident
Ninewa
294 Incidents
2,328 Killed: 1 US Soldier, 1 Asayesh, 5 Peshmerga, 39 Hashd, 40 PKK, 157 ISF, 2,085 Civilians
1,296 Wounded: 9 Peshmerga, 114 ISF, 1,173 Civilians
50 Shootings
15 IEDs
10 Suicide Bombers
1 Suicide Car Bomb
9 Car Bombs
56 Mortars
5 Rockets
2 Drone Strikes
3 Motorcycle Bombs Destroyed
66 Suicide Bombers Killed
5 Suicide Car Bombs Destroyed
167 Car Bombs Destroyed
Salahaddin
36 Incidents
51 Killed: 7 Hashd, 16 ISF, 28 Civilians
77 Wounded: 4 ISF, 7 Peshmerga, 13 Hashd, 53 Civilians
19 Shootings
3 IEDs
4 Suicide Bombers
3 Car Bombs
1 Mortar
1 Grenade
43 Suicide Bombers Killed/Arrested
9 Car Bombs Destroyed
Wasit
1 Incident
1 Suicide Bomber Killed

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