ISHM: September 21 – 27, 2018

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This week’s headlines:

    • Basra Governor Denies Rumors of Assassination Attempt, Human Rights Activist Suad al-Ali Killed in Basra – During the course of the week, several public figures were assassinated or victims of murder attempts. Basra Governor Asaad al-Eidani’s office denied on September 23 that he was the victim of an assassination attempt. On September 24, unknown gunmen attempted to kill Hassan Juma, director of the al-Nahar TV channel in Iraq. On September 25, human rights activist Suad al-Ali was shot and killed by an unidentified male assailant. Suad al-Ali was the head of the human rights organization al-Weed al-Alaimi for Human Rights. On September 26, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) called for an investigation on the assassination of human right activist Suad al-Ali. Elsewhere in Iraq, on September 27, unidentified attackers killed Iraqi model Tara Fares in the Kam Sara neighborhood of Baghdad. more…
    • Government Struggles to Find a Solution to Issues in Basra Province, Abadi Dismisses Basra Operations Commander – On September 25, Member of Parliament (MP) Rami al-Sakini, from Basra Province, blasted the federal government’s lack of ability to positively respond to the crisis in the province during a parliamentary session. On September 25, the most recent session of Iraq’s Parliament failed to finalize a clear solution to the current crisis in Basra Province. On September 26, Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi held a meeting with members of the Council of Representatives from Basra Province and the Basra Governor Assad al-Eidani. On September 27, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi dismissed Lieutenant Colonel Jamil al-Shammari from the position of commander of the Basra Operations Command. more…
    • As Negotiations to Form a Majority Coalition Continue, the Islamic Dawa Party Works to Reunite the Victory Alliance and the State of Law Coalition into One Bloc – Political parties and coalitions continue their negotiations to form a majority bloc, which has not been achieved yet. On September 22, the Islamic Dawa Party held a meeting to discuss current political developments in Iraq. On September 22, the leader of Sairoon Alliance, Muqtada al-Sadr, threatened to end negotiations to create the next government with Fatah Alliance, led by Hadi al-Amiri. On September 24, the Islamic Dawa Party met to discuss unifying the Victory Alliance, led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and the State of Law Coalition, led by Nouri al-Maliki. On September 26, leader of the Sairoon Alliance, Muqtada al-Sadr, and leader of the Fatah Alliance, Hadi al-Amiri, agreed to jointly nominate Adel Abdul-Mahdi as candidate for Prime Minister of Iraq. more…
    • KDP Announces Nominee for Iraq presidency, Halbousi Announces that Seven out of Thirty Candidates for the role of President of the Republic Meet the Requirements – On September 22, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) released a statement saying the party was still deliberating on who to nominate for the presidency of Iraq. On September 23, the KDP announced it was not going to unite with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on a formal nomination for the presidency of Iraq. The PUK nominated Barham Salih as its candidate for the presidency of Iraq on September 19, 2018. On September 23, the KDP announced it would officially nominate Fuad Hussein as their candidate for the presidency of Iraq. On September 24, Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi announced 30 nominations for the presidency. On September 27, Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi announced that only seven candidates for the Presidency of Iraq met the requirements to serve as president. more…
    • UNAMI Announces Completion of Human Right Training for Police Officers in KRI, UNFPA Launches Helpline for GBV Survivors and Secures Support from Republic of Korea – On September 23, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced that 21 selected police officers in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) completed a two-days course organized by the UNAMI Human Rights Office (HRO), which addressed human rights principles connected to the police work. On September 26, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the General Directorate for Combating Violence Against Women (GDCVAW) in the KRI launched the first helpline for Gender-Based Violence (GBV) survivors. On September 26, UNAMI announced that officers with the Police Pre-Trial Detention Facility (Tasfirat) in Gwer, KRI, completed a two-day training program sponsored by its Human Rights Office (HRO), concerning human rights principles connected to the work in detention facilities. On September 26, the UNFPA announced that the Republic of Korea has made a commitment to assist it in strengthening services in support of sexual and reproductive health and GBV in Iraq. more…

For more background on most of the institutions, key actors, political parties, and locations mentioned in our takeaways or in the stories that follow, see the ISHM Reference Guide.


Basra Governor Denies Rumors of Assassination Attempt, Human Rights Activist Suad al-Ali Killed in Basra

On September 21, unidentified attackers detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near the house of the governor of Abu al-Khasib District, Basra Province. According to an anonymous source, the explosion did not cause any casualties, nor material damage.

On September 23, the media office of Basra governor, Asaad al-Eidani, denied reports of an assassination attempt on Eidani. The media office released a statement saying that “what social media pages broadcasted about the exposure of the governor Asaad al-Eidani to an assassination attempt are just rumors and inaccurate and untrue publications.” The statement added that “behind them is the goal to destabilize the security situation in the city,” highlighting the need to be careful when spreading information on social media and on the Internet without having verified their sources.

On September 24, unknown gunmen attempted to kill Hassan Juma, director of the al-Nahar TV channel in Iraq. The attackers shot Juma’s car in Baghdad, near the headquarters of al-Nahar TV. Juma was not harmed during the attack.

On September 25, an unidentified man shot and killed Suad al-Ali, head of the human rights organization al-Weed al-Alaimi for Human Rights. The assassination took place near a supermarket in the Abbasiya neighborhood, in the city of Basra, as the victim was getting into her car.  Another man was injured in the attacks, and it appears he was Ali’s husband.

On September 25, hundreds of people in Basra marched in solidarity with human rights activist Suad al-Ali, who was assassinated earlier in the day. Demonstrators also demanded political reforms and better job opportunities, as well as improved basic service and solutions for the pollution and contaminated water issues.

On September 26, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) called for an investigation on the assassination of human right activist Suad al-Ali. Ali was killed on September 25, 2018, in Basra by an unknown assailant. The statement released by UNAMI read that “the Mission urges the authorities in Basra thoroughly to investigate the circumstances surrounding the killing to determine its motives and to bring the perpetrator(s) to justice.

On September 27, unidentified attackers killed Iraqi model Tara Fares in the Kam Sara neighborhood of Baghdad. According to the spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Health, Saif al-Bader, Fares was shot three times. Fares became Miss Baghdad in 2015, and was very popular on social media. She resided in Erbil, but frequently traveled to Baghdad for work. The Iraqi Ministry of the Interior has opened an investigation on the assassination.


Government Struggles to Find a Solution to Issues in Basra Province, Abadi Dismisses Basra Operations Commander

On September 25, Member of Parliament (MP) Rami al-Sakini, form Basra Province, blasted the federal government’s lack of ability to positively respond to the crisis in the province during a parliamentary session. He stated that MPs “have not been able to contain the Basra crisis for months,” and added that “the session will see the issuance of some resolutions, which are not much more than ink on paper.”

On September 25, the most recent session of Iraq’s Parliament failed to finalize a clear solution to the current crisis in Basra Province. According to Almada Paper, the governor of Basra, Assad al-Eidani, was in the session in which the parliament did form a “higher council” for the reconstruction of Basra, which will be headed by Eidani. Almada Paper cites that “30% of water pumping stations are suspended from work due to negligence,” and this has lead to problems of many citizens becoming sick from contaminated water. In a press release from Director of the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights, Madhi al-Tamimi, Tamimi urged the Iraqi Federal Government and the international community “to take swift and clear positions on this dangerous issue.”

On September 26, leader of the Iranian-backed Shia militia Asaib Ahl Al-Haq (AAH), Qais al-Khazali, blamed the actions of the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for the violent protests which took place in Basra Province in the first two weeks of September 2018, during which many political and government buildings were set on fire. Khazali said that “the trend of demonstrations burning the headquarters of factions, political addresses, and the headquarters of the [Popular Mobilization Units] push forward the political objectives of the United States, Saudi Arabia, and internal Iraq.”

On September 26, Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi held a meeting with members of the Council of Representatives from Basra Province and the Basra Governor Assad al-Eidani. The meeting concluded with a number of recommendations put forward by deputies. First, Members of Parliament (MPs)  recommended the creation of a committee with several members of the Council of Representatives to follow up with the implementation of reforms. Second was to remove Basra Commander Lieutenant Colonel Jamil al-Shammari from his post following the violent response to demonstrations by security forces.

On September 27, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi dismissed Lieutenant Colonel Jamil al-Shammari from the position of commander of the Basra Operations Command. Abadi’s office released a statement saying that “The prime minister ordered that Basra Operations Commander al-Shammari be demoted to the post of rector of Iraq’s Defense University for Military Studies.” The government of Basra Province, as well as Basra representatives in the parliament, had previously demanded the removal of Shammari, after the security forces were accused of having used violence against unarmed protestors during the demonstrations which took place in Basra Province during the first two weeks of September 2018.


As Negotiations to Form a Majority Coalition Continue, the Islamic Dawa Party Works to Reunite the Victory Alliance and the State of Law Coalition into One Bloc

On September 21, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced it would appoint Saad Jawad as the new Iraqi Ambassador to Iran. On September 20, Baghdad demanded former ambassador to Iran, Rajeh Saber Abboud to return to Baghdad after videos circulated which featured Abboud yelling at Iraqi citizens in Iran after he was questioned on the government’s lack of a response to the crisis in Basra Province. The videos show Abboud shouting down Iraqis saying “I’m not on trial, ask your Prime Minister and his government.”

On September 21, the Sairoon Alliance, led by Muqtada al-Sadr, announced the party believes that candidate for Prime Minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi has the best chances of winning the nomination. Spokesman for the Sairoon Alliance, Ayman al-Shammari believes he has the best chances of becoming Prime Minister as he is “close to most political forces”.

On September 22, Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi met with the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Massoud Barzani in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). According to a statement given to Alsumaria News by Halboui’s office, “during the meeting [Barzani and Halbousi] discussed the developments of the political situation and ongoing efforts and dialogues to reach common understandings.” The meeting also focused on speeding up the formation of the Iraqi government and “the need to abide by constitutional deadlines” and “moving towards choosing a strong government with a vision that serves all Iraqis.”

On September 22, the Islamic Dawa Party held a meeting to discuss the current political developments in Iraq. The party met to discuss the current corruption and issues of security and sovereignty and how the party can become a national player in moving Iraq forward. According to a statement from the party, the “participants also stressed the importance of activating the national role of the party and unifying the vision and efforts of the two parliamentary blocs.”

On September 22,the leader of National Wisdom Movement, Ammar al-Hakim, met with Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister of the KRG. Hakim’s office released a statement saying that “the two sides discussed the latest developments in the political situation,” and the meeting “stressed the importance of strengthening the relationship with the [KRG].”

On September 22, the Prime Minister of the KRG, Nechirvan Barzani, met with Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi. According to Barzani, the meeting with Halbousi “was fruitful” as the two discussed the ongoing election for the position of Iraqi Prime Minister and the formation of the new government. According to Shafaaq, “the two sides highlighted the need for the effective participation of all parties and Iraqi components in the decision-making process.”

On September 22, the Prime Minister of the KRG, Nechirvan Barzani, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad. According to reports, Barzani also met with Secretary General of the Islamic Dawa Party, Nouri al-Maliki and chairman of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) Falih al-Fayyad. Maliki also met with Barzani and Abadi as the three continued to discuss how Kurdistan can become a viable political actor in the next government. Maliki released a statement according to which the discussions focused on “the need for concerted efforts between the political forces to accelerate the formation of a strong government capable of achieving political stability and to improve the level of services and achieve the ambitions of the Iraqi people.”

On September 22,the leader of Sairoon Alliance, Muqtada al-Sadr, threatened to end negotiations with Fatah Alliance, led by Hadi al-Amiri, to create the next government. According to Almada Paper, the Fatah Aliance and Sairoon Alliance were discussing the formation of the largest political bloc in efforts to remove Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi from power. The two parties, however, had major difficulties on compromising on a candidate for Prime Minister of Iraq.

On September 23, the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, met with Muqtada al-Sadr in the city of Najaf, Najaf Province. Barzani said that “we discussed the issues of forming the next Iraqi government, especially the post of prime minister.” Both sides “stressed the principles of balance and harmony and real partnerships in Iraq, and expressed the need for cooperation and coordination between all components of Iraq.”

On September 23, Iran officially invited Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi to visit the country. Iranian Ambassador to Iraq, Iraj Masjedi, met with Halbousi in Baghdad to discuss the bilateral relations between the two nations and “expressed his readiness” to work with Iraq on building positive relations and “strengthening the parliamentary cooperation between Iraq and Iran.”

On September 24, Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi met with leader of the Sairoon Alliance, Muqtada al-Sadr, in the city of Najaf, Najaf Province. The two discussed the formation of the next government and the selection for the post of the president. According to Alsumaria, Sadr urged Halbousi to strengthen the oversight role of the Iraqi Council of Representatives. Sadr’s office released a statement saying, “During the meeting Sadr and Halbousi discussed the political process and the importance of speeding up the formation of the government to carry out its basic tasks in providing security and services.”

On September 24, deputy Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, stated that officials are continuing to find solutions to address multiples crises across Iraq. Kaabi’s office released a statement confirming that Kaabi met with the Governor of Najaf Province, Louay al-Yasiri. Kaabi said that the meeting focused on how the federal and local governments could contribute to “solving all the problems that suffer from the lack of basic services and the deterioration of infrastructure projects, as well as the exacerbation of the housing and unemployment crises.”

On September 24, the Sairoon Alliance announced it would not back any partisan figure of competing factions for the post of Prime Minister. In a statement from Sairoon Alliance Member of Parliament (MP) Hassan al-Juhaishi, “the coalition strongly refuses to accept any prime minister from within the political parties and will not allow or acquiesce to that,” and stressed that “it’s keen to choose an independent personality far from partisan affiliation.”

On September 24, the Islamic Dawa Party met to discuss unifying the Victory Alliance, led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and the State of Law Coalition, led by Nouri al-Maliki. Abadi and Maliki agreed on Saturday to unite the party in an effort to form the largest political bloc in parliament. Many alliances continued discussions over the weekend, including Muqtada al-Sadr’s Sairoon Alliance and the National Wisdom Movement, headed by Ammar al-Hakim. A majority bloc has not been formed yet .

On September 24, Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi responded to criticism from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi who claimed the election of the speaker and his two deputies violated voting laws. Halbousi said that “what is rumoured in the media and political circles is incorrect,” and “those affected by the process can turn to the judiciary and we will soon reveal the ballot papers.”

On September 25, the Iraqi parliament announced it would not be forming new committees in today’s session adding it may be delayed until after the formation of the next government. On September 23, Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi stated that the Council of Representatives would create permanent committees and discuss the current crisis in Basra Province.

On September 25, Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi announced he would travel to Kuwait to meet with the Speaker of the Kuwait National Assembly, Marzouq al-Ghanim.  Halbousi and Ghanim are set to discuss the current process to form the next government in Iraq and the protests in Basra Province.   

On September 25, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stated that he would not resign from office and that any calls for him to do so are solely political. “The calls to resign are political and not based on any constitutional justification.” He also called on the federal government to implement “bold reform of the judicial system in Iraq.” Abadi also stood behind his commitment to finish his term as Prime Minister and to “carry out all the responsibilities to the fullest,” and any future Prime Minister “must be committed to the unity of Iraq.”

On September 25, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi spoke to reporters as he gave an update on the country’s recent successes fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Abadi stated that “we have carried out successful operations in the pursuit of remnants advocating terrorism,” and added there is “success in gaining the confidence of citizens.” He also spoke regarding the recent terrorist attacks carried out against an Iranian military parade in the city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan, Iran.  He said that “terrorism is still a threat in the entire region. What happened in the Iranian city of Ahvaz is a condemned act and all countries must cooperate to eliminate terrorism.”

On September 26, leader of the Sairoon Alliance Muqtada al-Sadr and leader of the Fatah Alliance, Hadi al-Amiri agreed to jointly nominate Adel Abdul-Mahdi as candidate for Prime Minister of Iraq. On September 25, 2018, the two leaders held a secret meeting in which the two parties agreed to nominate Mahdi as a “compromise candidate.” The two parties agreed upon Mahdi on the condition that neither party will form any political affiliation to other parties and to support Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as a potential candidate for the Vice Presidency.


KDP Announces Nominee for Iraq presidency, Halbousi Announces that Seven out of Thirty Candidates for the role of President of the Republic Meet the Requirements

On September 22, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) released a statement saying the party was still deliberating on who to nominate for the presidency of Iraq. Majid Shankali, a KDP member, said that “dialogues continued and we did not end with the National Union to resolve the dispute over the presidency of the Republic.” He further noted that “the [KDP] has candidates for the presidency, but did not put them forward formally.”

On September 23, the KDP announced it was not going to unify with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on a formal nomination for the presidency of Iraq. Also, Nouri al-Maliki of the State of Law Coalition, announced he would work with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to unify the blocs of the State of Law Coalition and the Victory Alliance

On September 23, the KDP announced it would officially nominate Fuad Hussein as their candidate for the presidency of Iraq. On September 19, the PUK announced the nomination of Barham Salih as its candidate for the presidency. The Political Bureau of the KDP stated it wants unity with the PUK, but the KDP also recognized it had to nominate a candidate of their own as the party accused the PUK of “long neglecting terms of the agreement of four points of the 2007 strategic agreement” between the two Kurdish parties.

On September 24, Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi announced 30 nominations for the presidency. Halbousi released a statement saying that, “we have about 30 candidates for the post of President of the Republic, we are waiting to review the files of their candidacy and we are committed to the election of the President within the constitutional time.”

On September 25, Fuad Hussein submitted a formal request to receive the nomination for the presidency of Iraq from the KDP. Hussein’s request is backed by KDP leader Masoud Barzani.

On September 26, the leader of the State of Law Coalition, Nouri al-Maliki, announced he would support the candidacy of Fuad Hussein as the next President of Iraq. Maliki stressed that leader of the KDP, Masoud Barzani, could play a major role in working together to better relations between Erbil and Baghdad, given Barzani’s support for Hussein. Maliki also urged the importance of working with the PUK and stated that “we have good relations with both parties.”

On September 25, Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi delayed the vote for the president of Iraq until October 2. An anonymous source in Parliament told Alsumaria News that Halbousi set the deadline when the latest session of Parliament opened on September 25, 2018.

On September 26, the leader of the Sairoon Alliance, Muqtada al-Sadr, met with the presidential candidate of the PUK for the presidency of Iraq, Barham Salih. Sairoon Alliance Member of Parliament (MP) Jawad al-Moussawi affirmed that “Sadr met today with the candidate of the [PUK] Barham Salih, where the latter sought to get the support of the coalition for the presidency.”

On September 27, Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al-Halbousi announced that only seven candidates for the presidency of Iraq met the requirements to serve as president. Halbousi also stated that there will be an open appeals process that will close on September 30, 2018, for candidates to appeal rejections. Candidates Bahram Salih of the PUK and Fuad Hussein of the KDP headline the list of those who meet the requirements.

On September 27, Mansour al-Baiji, member of the State of Law Coalition, stated that his coalition would not vote on any Iraqi presidential candidate who has supported the referendum in the KRG. In a press statement, Baiji exclaimed, “It is not possible for those who are entrenched in their mind the idea of separation and division of the country to be the president of the Republic of Iraq.”


UNAMI Announces Completion of Human Right Training for Police Officers in KRI, UNFPA Launches Helpline for GBV Survivors and Secures Support from Republic of Korea

On September 23, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced that 21 selected police officers in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) completed a two-days course organized by the UNAMI Human Rights Office (HRO), which addressed human rights principles connected to the police work. The training course, called “Rights of Persons Under Investigation,” took place on September 18 -19, 2018 in Garmiyan District, Sulaimania Province. 21 police officers from from the Kalar Directorate of Police and Assayish, and directorates of police in Kifri, Darbandikhan and Rizgari Districts participated in the course. The statement released by UNAMI read that “the training course examined general principles and concepts of human rights law, including United Nations reporting and review mechanisms and state obligations. It also addressed the rights of detained persons under international, Iraqi, and Kurdistan Regional law, and the role of police in protecting the rights of freedom of expression and assembly.”

On September 26, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the General Directorate for Combating Violence Against Women (GDCVAW) in the KRI launched the first helpline for Gender-Based Violence (GBV) survivors. This helpline provides confidential support, counseling, and referrals to community resources. Survivors of GBV can dial “119” to access the 24-hour call center, and will be connected to trained social workers or legal and psycho-social support counsellors. Kareem Sinjari, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister of the Interior, said that “the Helpline initiative will enable GDCVAW trained operators to provide counselling, advice, and support to GBV survivors and vulnerable individuals in the Kurdistan region of Iraq”,. The project, supported by the Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP), hopes to reach more than 3,600 survivors in the first year of its operations.

On September 26, the UNAMI announced that officers with the Police Pre-Trial Detention Facility (Tasfirat) in Gwer, KRI, completed a two-days training program sponsored by its Human Rights Office (HRO), concerning human rights principles connected to the work in detention facilities. The training took place on September 23, 2018, and September 26, 2018, and 32 officers who work in the Gwer facility took part in it. The course was named “Rights of Persons in Detention,” and the UNAMIN said in a statement that “the training course examined general principles and concepts of human rights law, the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, the rights of detainees at the stages of arrest, investigation and prosecution, and the Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials. It also addressed the right to bodily integrity and protection against torture. Sessions included video presentations, working groups and applied exercises.” The statement added that “the director of the Gwer facility, Lt. Col. Khasro Ghazi Khoshnaw, thanked UNAMI HRO for delivering the training course. He stressed the importance of human rights in law enforcement and encouraged the officers to consider human rights principles in their daily work, especially when dealing directly with detainees.

On September 26, the UNFPA revealed that the Republic of Korea committed to assist it in strengthening services in support of sexual and reproductive health and gender based violence in Iraq. The Republic of Korea signed the commitment on August 16, 2018, with USD 700,000 (IQD 833,000,000) to fund UNFPA programs in camps for IDPs in Dohuk Province and Sulaimania Province, KRI, as well as gender-based violence services around the country.  Ramanathan Balakrishnan, UNFPA Representative in Iraq. said that “the demand for health and protection services far exceeds supply in Iraq, despite the end of the conflict. As humanitarian needs shift and become more complex, this new funding from Korea will support UNFPA in Iraq in ensuring the sustainability of services that address essential needs for women and girls,” adding that “a critical part of the task at hand, is strengthening the capacity of government counterparts, so that they can take over service provision as the country continues its transition.”


IED Incidents and Resulting Casualties

DateLocationDeathsInjuries
09/25/2018 Al-Bayaa, 7 kilometers south of Baghdad20
09/23/2018 Qahira, 15 kilometers north of Baghdad03
09/22/2018 Taji, 35 kilometers north of Baghdad01
09/25/2018 al-Jadeeda, 16 kilometers east of Baghdad12
09/25/2018 al-Shaab, 18 kilometers north of Baghdad02
09/27/2018 Hawija, 45 kilometers west of Kirkuk10
09/27/2018 Daquq, 52 kilometers south of Kirkuk02
09/25/2018 Al-Fallujah, 65 kilometers west of Baghdad00
09/25/2018 Al-Shuala, 15 kilometers north of Baghdad04

 

Please note: some geographic locations represented are approximations and this map may not represent all incidents.


Derived from firsthand accounts and Iraq-based Arabic and Kurdish news sources, the Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor is a free publication of the Education for Peace in Iraq Center.


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