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

SOUTH IRAQ SECURITY REPORT: SEPTEMBER 2018

This is September’s edition of my south Iraq SIGACT monitoring report. September saw another explosion in protest activity, this time concentrated in Basra province. Monitoring captured 124 total incidents. Of these, 103 were protest incidents. I am now in PhD thesis writing mode, so only have time to dump the data without any additional analysis.

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