Category: Fieldwork

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

NINEWA ISHM NO.5: SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 25

Key Takeaways: Noticeable decreases in security forces operations compared to September as insurgent attacks continue; Coalition air strikes halted – The 39 security incidents recorded in Ninewa province by the research team during the reporting period included: 25 operations by Iraqi security forces (ISF) (compared to 52 in August and… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: OCTOBER 18 – OCTOBER 25, 2019

  Summary: Security incidents during this reporting period included six operations by the Iraqi security forces (ISF) in which the ISF arrested at least eighteen suspected terrorists in different regions of Ninewa, and one operation that resulted in confiscation an explosive belt. On the other hand, unknown militants conducted two… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: OCTOBER 11 – OCTOBER 18, 2019

  Summary: This reporting period recorded four incidents in which civilians were killed in the explosions of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in various parts of Ninewa. There were also two incidents in which militants shot and killed two civilians, and Iraqi security forces (ISF) also found the body of an… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: OCTOBER 4 – OCTOBER 11, 2019

  Summary: The suspension of internet service in Iraq earlier this week, which was part of government measures to deal with mass protests in Iraq’s center and south, restricted the flow of news in Iraq and impacted the number of incidents recorded during this reporting period. The few incidents recorded… Read more

Five Years after ISIS: The Yazidis’ Quest for Justice and Recovery

Interview with Ido Babasheikh, Former Member of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Parliament and former adviser to the president of Iraq. This is the second of a series of interviews we had with representatives of various minority communities in Ninewa that will be published in the following weeks. In July,… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 4, 2019

  Summary: There was a relative increase in the number of attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Ninewa province this week. Security incidents during this reporting period included four IED attacks in villages located in the subdistricts of Hamam al-Alil and al-Shoura, south of Mosul that, in total, killed… Read more

NINEWA ISHM NO. 4: AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Key Takeaways: Relative increase in militant attacks compared to August; New tensions because of Brigade 30 presence at checkpoints – The fifty five (55) security incidents in Ninewa recorded by the research team during this reporting period included the following: Thirty six operations by Iraqi security forces (ISF) that resulted… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: SEPTEMBER 20 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

  Summary: This reporting period saw a relative increase in militant attacks in Ninewa province. This included three attacks with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and two involving small arms fire, resulting in three deaths among civilians. These attacks also wounded four other civilians and two members of the Iraqi security… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: SEPTEMBER 13 – SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

  Summary: Security incidents during this reporting period included seven operations by Iraqi security forces (ISF) in which ISF arrested more than 30 suspected members of ISIS in various parts of Ninewa. ISF also conducted four operations in which they seized and disposed of large quantities of explosives and weapons.… Read more