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: DECEMBER 2018

This is December’s edition of my south Iraq SIGACT monitoring report covering the provinces of Basra, Maysan, Dhi Qar, and Muthanna. December has seen a further uptick in activity across several categories. Monitoring captured a total of 88 incidents (up from 66 in November and from 42 in October). Of particular note in December was a spate of incidents

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

South Iraq Security Report: June 2018

This is June’s edition of my south Iraq SIGACT monitoring and analysis report. Monitoring in June captured a total of 78 incidents, 15 killed, and 23 injured. This represents a significant increase in incidents and rates of violence from the previous month when there was 53 incidents, 15 killed, and 10 injured. As I outlined in May’s report, the previous month had seen rates of

SOUTH IRAQ SECURITY REPORT: May 2018

This is May’s edition of my south Iraq SIGACT monitoring and analysis. Monitoring in May captured a total of 53 incidents, 15 killed, and 10 injured. This month’s edition focuses on data, highlighting the return to high levels of violence and tribal fighting following significant security operations both in February and surrounding the elections. In