Category: Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor

ISHM 16: June 1 – 5, 2015

Updates for June 5, 2015 The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) were able to secure the religious Shabaniyah visit in south central Iraq from ISIS attacks. These visits are traditionally targeted by ISIS in order to inflame sectarian tensions as most of the pilgrims are Shi’a.… Read more

ISHM 11: April 4 – 10, 2015

Updates: April 4-10, 2015 The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs), and anti-ISIS tribal forces cleared the city of Tikrit. Upon clearing the city, reports of looting of houses and businesses surfaced, although the extent of looting remains unclear. Reports attribute the looting to some PMU members and… Read more

ISHM 10: March 28 – April 3, 2015

Updates: March 28-April 3, 2015 Joint security forces took back control of Tikrit from Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants this week. As clearing operations continue in areas of Salah al-Din province, military officials have begun planning for future operations in Anbar and Ninewa provinces, although a timeline… Read more

ISHM 9: March 21 – 27, 2015

Updates: March 21-27, 2015 Joint security forces participating in Operation Sudanese Martyr have made gains in clearing Fallujah’s Karma sub-district of ISIS militants, but the organization maintains a strong hold over the city of Fallujah and major population centers in western areas of Anbar province. International Coalition airstrikes began targeting… Read more

ISHM 8: March 14 – 20, 2015

Updates: March 14-20, 2015 As Iraq’s joint security forces secure large areas of Salah al-Din province, the Labaika Ya Rasool Allah offensive comes to a near halt amid a particularly violent effort by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants to hold onto territory in central neighborhoods in Tikrit.… Read more

ISHM 7: March 8 – 13, 2015

Updates: March 8-13, 2015 Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) that include Iraqi Shi’a militias, and anti-ISIS tribal forces continued their offensive to retake Salah al-Din province, advancing street-by-street into the provincial capital, Tikrit, which lies 87 miles northwest of Baghdad. Despite forcing the Islamic State of Iraq… Read more