SOUTH IRAQ SECURITY AND PROTEST DYNAMICS REPORT: JULY 2019

This is July’s edition of my south Iraq SIGACT monitoring report covering the provinces of Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, Muthanna and Diwaniyah. SIGACT map, pivot table, and protest tables are available below. This month I’ve included additional data and maps comparing protest dynamics across the south in July with the same period last year which

SOUTH IRAQ SECURITY AND PROTEST DYNAMICS REPORT: JUNE 2019

This is June’s edition of my south Iraq SIGACT monitoring report covering the provinces of Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar and Muthanna. Starting this month I am experimenting with extending my coverage to Diwaniyah. SIGACT map, pivot table, and protest tables are available below. Protest tables now include grievance table (providing a snapshot of grievances expressed

SOUTH IRAQ SECURITY REPORT: MAY 2019

This is May’s edition of my south Iraq SIGACT monitoring report covering the provinces of Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, and Muthanna. SIGACT map, pivot table, and protest tables are available below. I recorded 54 total incidents in May, continuing the relative quiet seen in April. Last month’s tribal fighting in Garmat ‘Ali between the Hamdani and Batoot

SOUTH IRAQ SECURITY REPORT: APRIL 2019

This is April’s edition of my south Iraq SIGACT monitoring report covering the provinces of Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, and Muthanna. I recorded 57 total incidents in April, down from 84 in March, breaking a trend of rising incident counts since January 2019. Serious tribal fighting continued in the Garmat ‘Ali area of Basra City

SOUTH IRAQ SECURITY REPORT: FEBRUARY 2019

This is February’s edition of my south Iraq SIGACT monitoring report covering the provinces of Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, and Muthanna. I recorded 75 total incidents in February, up from 61 in January. This has been due largely to a spike in protest activity, particularly linked to the health sector (55 protest events were recorded

SOUTH IRAQ SECURITY REPORT: NOVEMBER 2018

This is November’s edition of my south Iraq SIGACT monitoring report. November has seen an uptick in activity across several categories (including tribal fighting, kidnapping, and protest activity). Monitoring captured a total of 66 incidents (up from 42 in October). There has been a marked increase in protest activity towards the end of November (continuing

SOUTH IRAQ SECURITY REPORT: AUGUST 2018

This is August’s edition of my south Iraq SIGACT monitoring report. August saw a reduction in the rates of protest compared with July, but there was a renewed explosion of activity towards the end of the month and continuing into September. Monitoring captured 84 total incidents, down from 118 in July. Of these, 60 were