Category: Fieldwork

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: DECEMBER 13 – DECEMBER 20, 2019

  Summary: Security incidents during this reporting period included five operations by Iraqi security forces (ISF) that led to the arrest of at least 18 suspected terrorists in various parts of Ninewa and the discovery of small amounts of weapons. Meanwhile, militants carried out two attacks in which two civilians… Read more

Colorado 5th Grader and Classmates Rally Support for Soccer Salam

  Earlier this year, EPIC received an email from Jacquelyn Thomas of Lakewood, Colorado. Jacquelyn is the mother of an extraordinary girl named Vanicia (who’s now 11 years old). Her mom wrote: “My daughter [is] raising funds for kids in Iraq. We would like to donate the money raised to… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: DECEMBER 5 – DECEMBER 13, 2019

  Summary: Security incident during this reporting period included two attacks with small arms and two with improvised explosive devices that in total killed one civilian and injured one civilian and one member of the Iraqi security forces (ISF). One other civilian was kidnapped while another was killed in unknown… Read more

Iraq’s Shabaks and the Search for Land Rights and Representation

Interview with Mr. Hussein al-Shabaki, member of the Free Shabak Movement This is the third in a series of interviews we had with representatives of various minority communities in Ninewa. More interviews will be published in the coming weeks. As part of EPIC’s work on Safe Return, a USAID project… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 6, 2019

  Summary: Security incidents during this reporting period included two kidnapping incidents targeting two civilians, one of whom was freed while the other was found murdered days after being kidnapped. There were also two small arms attacks in which three people were killed, two in the Sinjar area and one… Read more

NINEWA ISHM NO.6: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 29

Key Takeaways: Coalition resumes airstrikes over Ninewa; Turkey bombs Sinjar; Security forces intervene to prevent University students from demonstrating – The 53 security incidents recorded in Ninewa province by the research team during the reporting period included: 26 operations by Iraqi security forces (ISF), compared to 25 in the previous… Read more

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

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

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

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