Category: Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor

ISHM 65: May 27 – June 9, 2016

Key Takeaways: Iraqi Security Forces and Popular Mobilization Units, aided by U.S.-led international coalition airstrikes, have made steady progress toward clearing ISIS militants from the outskirts of Fallujah. To date, efforts have focused on creating evacuation routes for civilians trapped in the ISIS-occupied city and clearing areas to the city’s… Read more

ISHM 63: May 13 – 19, 2016

Key Takeaways: Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) and the Federal Police cleared Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants from the district of Rutbah in western Anbar Province. Since ISIS captured the district in June 2014, al-Rutbah has been used by ISIS as a training and… Read more

ISHM 61: April 29 – May 5, 2016

Key Takeaways Approximately 3,800 individuals have been relocated to Erbil’s Makhmour District in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) as a result of Iraqi military efforts to reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). This rapid influx of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to Makhmour has pushed… Read more

ISHM 60: April 22 – 28, 2016

Key Takeaways This week a quorum of the Iraqi Parliament voted on seven of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s 16 cabinet nominees, with five being approved. During that same session, Members of Parliament annulled last week’s session of parliament that replaced Speaker of Parliament Salim al-Jubouri with an interim Speaker. According… Read more

ISHM 59: April 15 – 21, 2016

Key Takeaways: In western Anbar province, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and the anti-ISIS coalition completed the liberation of Hit, a city along the Euphrates River Valley that has been held by ISIS since October 2014. This is the largest city in Anbar to be freed since December’s liberation of Ramadi.… Read more

ISHM 58: April 8 – 14, 2016

Key Takeaways: According to the Head of the Hit District Council in Anbar, Mohammed Mohanad al-Hiti, announced last week that Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) with the assistance of U.S.-led international coalition have cleared 85% of the city of Hit to the west of Ramadi from… Read more

ISHM 57: April 1 – 7, 2016

On Monday, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) launched 5 suicide bomb attacks on an Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) military checkpoint near al-Baghdadi, northwest of Ramadi, killing 11 ISF members and injuring 4 others. On Tuesday, the head of Hit’s District Council announced that, with the help of… Read more