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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

ISHM: JANUARY 9 – JANUARY 16, 2020

Key Takeaways: U.S. Refuses To Discuss Withdrawal; Coalition Resumes Anti-ISIS Operations; Iraqis Renew Pro-Reform Mass-Protests; Meetings To Contain Tensions Continue; Rumors Circulate Of A Deal To Reinstate Abdul-Mahdi – On January 9, Iraq’s caretaker PM asked the U.S. to send a delegation to establish a mechanism for U.S. withdrawal. Washington… 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

ISHM: JANUARY 2 – JANUARY 9, 2020

Key Takeaways: PM, Parliament Move To End U.S. Military Presence Following U.S. Airstrikes; Coalition Suspends Anti-ISIS Operations; Mass Protests Planned For Friday – On January 5, Iraq’s Parliament held an emergency session to discuss the fallout from the U.S. airstrike that killed Qassim Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. PM Adil… Read more

ISHM: DECEMBER 19, 2019 – JANUARY 2, 2020

Key Takeaways: New Election Law Faces Objections; President Offers To Resign As Deadline To Name New PM Expires; U.S.-Iraq Relations Shaken By Militia Rocket Strikes And U.S. Retaliation; Militias Attack U.S. Embassy Compound – On December 20, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said early elections were the “nearest and safest way out… 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