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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

ISHM: OCTOBER 10 – OCTOBER 17, 2019

Key Takeaways: Sistani Gives Government Two Weeks To Investigate Violence Against Protesters; Former PM Calls For Early Elections; Security Officials Say Militia Commander Ordered Snipers To Target Protesters – On October 11, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani blamed the Iraqi government for the violence and numerous deaths during the recent demonstrations in… Read more

Five Years after ISIS: The Yazidis’ Struggle 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

ISHM 225: OCTOBER 3 – OCTOBER 10, 2019

Key Takeaways: Government Crackdown Kills At Least 110, Injures Thousands; Prime Minister Offers Reform And Aid Packages To Contain Crisis; Parliament To Suspend Provincial Councils; Two New Ministers Confirmed In Cabinet Reshuffle – Anti-government protests in central and southern Iraq, which started on October 1, escalated through October 8, amid… 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

ISHM 224: September 26 – October 3, 2019

Key Takeaways: Iraq’s Top Counter-Terrorism Commander Sacked; Iraq Officially Blames Airstrikes On Israel; Government Uses Force To Suppress Widespread Demonstrations, Killing 21, Injuring Hundreds – On September 27, PM Abdul-Mahdi removed Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi from his position as commander of the Counter Terrorism Services (CTS) amid wide expressions of… 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

ISHM 223: SEPTEMBER 19 – SEPTEMBER 26

Key Takeaways: Iraq’s Prime Minister Visits China And Saudi Arabia, President Attends UNGA; Abadi Warns of Government Collapse; KRG Links Oil Obligations To Baghdad With Its Debt To Oil Firms – On September 19, PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi traveled to China for five days of diplomatic and economic meetings. Abdul-Mahdi signed… Read more