Category: Safe Return

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: JANUARY 10 – JANUARY 17, 2020

  Summary: Security incidents during this reporting period included seven operations by Iraqi security forces (ISF) in which the ISF arrested at least 31 suspected terrorists, including a person described as the “Mufti” of ISIS. The ISF also removed or disposed of a number of IEDs and other explosives during… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: JANUARY 3 – JANUARY 10, 2020

  Summary: The main security incident during this reporting period was the rocket attack that targeted bases for the Iraqi and coalition forces in the palaces compound in Mosul, which is thought to be connected to the ongoing escalation between Iran and the United States. In related developments, information from… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: DECEMBER 27, 2019 – JANUARY 3, 2020

  Summary: Security incidents during this reporting period included three attacks with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that killed one person and injured four, and three attacks with small arms fire that killed five victims. This week there were also clashes between Iraqi security forces (ISF) and ISIS militants in al-Hadhar… Read more

NINEWA ISHM NO.7: NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 27, 2019

Key Takeaways: Significant increase in IED and small arms attacks; Security efforts south of Mosul intensified in response to increased ISIS activity; Four new security stations opened – The 51 security incidents recorded in Ninewa during this reporting period included: 19 operations by Iraqi security forces (ISF) (compared to 26… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: DECEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 27, 2019

  Summary: Most militant attacks during this reporting period happened in the Shora and Gwer sudistricts and outlying villages. Incidents included two attacks with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) against civilians and Iraqi security forces (ISF) in Gwer, and three with small arms fire in Shora that killed four civilians and… Read more

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

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