Targeted violence against protest activists and journalists in south Iraq since October 2019

Below is a map showing targeted violence against protest activists and journalists covering the protests across south Iraq since October 2019. This was compiled by @benrobinz and @IqanAlkhassaf based on continuous monitoring of protest activity and security incidents across Basra, al-Diwaniyah, Muthanna, Dhi Qar and Maysan only. For full functionality, click “show large map” at

LIVE MAPPING IRAQ’S JANUARY 2020 PROTESTS ACROSS THE SOUTH

Below is a map of protest activity across south Iraq so far in January. Created by Ben Robin @Benrobinz and Iqan Alkhassaf @IqanAlkhassaf this map will be updated daily throughout the month. Click “view large map” in the top right of the embedded map to open it up for full functionality. Live Map: January 2020 Protests Across South

SOUTH IRAQ SECURITY AND PROTEST DYNAMICS REPORT: AUGUST 2019

This is August’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. I recorded 74 total incidents in August, a fall from 114 July, and 92 in June. I recorded 33 protest incidents, down from 70 in July and 51 in

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: 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: 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: OCTOBER 2018

This is October’s edition of my south Iraq SIGACT monitoring report. October has been a relatively quiet month because of the Arbaeen celebrations. Monitoring captured a total of 42 incidents, down from 103 in September. There were 15 killed and 12 injured in October in 29 violent incidents (tribal fighting and serious violent incidents), a