Year: 2019

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: NOVEMBER 22 – NOVEMBER 29, 2019

  Summary: Security incidents during this reporting period included three operations by the Iraqi security forces (ISF) that resulted in the arrests of twelve suspected terrorists and uncovered weapons and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) inside Mosul city and in the Atshana mountain region to the west. There was also an… Read more

ISHM: NOVEMBER 21 – DECEMBER 5, 2019

Key Takeaways: Death Toll Reaches 460 After Deadly Attacks On Protesters In Dhi-Qar And Najaf; Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi Resigns; Political Blocs Discuss Potential Candidates For The Premiership Amid Iranian Interference – Ongoing anti-government protests saw the worst episode of violence on November 28th, when security forces shot and killed at… Read more

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Tahrir Square in Baghdad, the heart of the Iraqi anti-government movement is covered in creative displays of protest art, culture, and community. Tahrir Square in Baghdad sits at the heart of the Iraqi anti-government protest movement that has swept through Iraq for the past two months. Amid increasingly violent responses… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: NOVEMBER 15 – NOVEMBER 22, 2019

  Summary: Security incidents during this reporting period included two militant attacks using small arms fire that resulted in the deaths of two civilians, one of whom was a village mukhtar west of Mosul. Meanwhile, the Iraqi security forces (ISF) conducted at least seven security operations that resulted in the… Read more

ISHM: NOVEMBER 14 – NOVEMBER 21, 2019

Key Takeaways: Defense Minister Blames Violence On A “Third Party”; Iran Cables Leak Embarrasses Iraqi Politicians; U.S. Threatens Sanctions; Political Leaders Sign Reform Agreement; Death Toll Rises to 330 – On November 14, Iraq’s Minister of Defense blamed a “third party” for the deaths of protesters. On November 18, The… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: NOVEMBER 8 – NOVEMBER 15, 2019

  Summary: Security incidents during this reporting period included a multi-rocket attack that targeted the Qayyara military base south of Mosul that did not cause casualties among Iraqi security forces (ISF). There were also two militant attacks with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Makhmour and Tal Afar in which five… Read more

ISHM: NOVEMBER 7 – NOVEMBER 14, 2019

Key Takeaways: Death Toll Among Protesters Reaches 327 Amid Intensified Crackdown; Iran Continues Pressure To Preserve Abdul-Mahdi’s Government; UN Issues Roadmap For Reforms, U.S. Supports Early Elections; Proposed Election Law Reforms Released – On November 8, the Iraqi government intensified its crackdown on anti-government protesters and security forces continued to… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: NOVEMBER 1 – NOVEMBER 8, 2019

  Summary: This reporting period recorded at least two airstrikes by the Turkish air force targeting positions belonging to the Sinjar Protection Units (YBS) in the Khan Sor and Bara areas north of Sinjar. The airstrikes on Monday and Tuesday resulted in several casualties. There were also reports last Sunday… Read more

ISHM: OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Key Takeaways: Iran Working To Prevent Government Change; U.S. Increases Pressure On Baghdad To Enact Reforms; KRG Opposes Early Elections, Constitutional Changes; Internet Blocked Again As Protests Continue – On October 31, Reuters reported that the commander of the Quds force in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, Qassem Soleimani, intervened in… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 1, 2019

  Summary:  Security incident during this reporting period included four operations by Iraqi security forces (ISF) that resulted in the arrest of at least 12 suspects, including members of ISIS and one person accused of defrauding the relatives of detainees for money. In addition, the international coalition conducted an airstrike… Read more