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July
10
Iraq Monthly Insight report -June 2018

Overall hostile activity increased from May. With the conclusion of Ramadan and the Eid al-Fitr celebrations, the number of hostile incidents rose in Baghdad. This coincided with the drawdown of enhanced security measures implemented during the religious festivals and Imam Ali commemorations. Fol...


June
13
Guaranteed Interview with the U.S. Army PaYS Program

The U.S. Army and Constellis signed a partnership on June 8, 2018, to help soldiers prepare for a career after the Army. The US Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program connects soldiers with employers that understand what military service members bring to the business community. It en...


May
30
Global Kidnap for Ransom Report - May 2018

This issue of Constellis’ Kidnap for Ransom Insight Report covers global kidnapping incidents and trends over the months of March and April 2018, as well as the start of May. The information is derived from multi-source analysis of kidnap for ransom activity and where known, the outcome or resolu...


May
30
Basra Weekly Report - 26 May 2018

Overall levels of crime in Basra decreased this week, likely due to the continuation of Ramadan, which began on 17 May. One violent incident of note occurred. Official sources reported a Garamsha tribesman’s white Toyota Land Cruiser abandoned behind a Mosque in Jameat. Initial reports were uncle...


May
24
Algeria Weekly Report - 24 May 2018

The United Nations called on Algeria to put an end to its crackdown on undocumented immigrants and deportations. Hassen Kacimi, a senior official at Algeria's Interior Ministry, responded by claiming that Algeria called for assistance from the international community, while the United Nations had...


May
22
Iraq Weekly Report - 14 May - 20 May 2018

Overall hostile activity in Iraq declined significantly this week, likely due to the onset of Ramadan and the continuance of an elevated security posture across the country in the post-election period. One SVIED attack did occur in Tarmiyah, detonated against a funeral gathering. Nine people were...


May
16
Saudi Arabia Bi-Weekly Summary - 1 - 15 May 2018

Houthi forces in Yemen launched a number of missile attacks on strategic locations in the south of Saudi Arabia. All missiles were intercepted, and no human casualties or material damage was reported. Targets included the Riyadh Dry port, and other targets in the south of the kingdom, including J...


May
10
Algeria Weekly Report - 10 May 2018

Seventy-seven critical incidents were recorded in Algeria this week, resulting in two deaths. Out of 276 arrests, 177 were immigrants and 37 drug traffickers. Criminal events accounted for 38.96% of the total incident pool, followed by human and social crises with 31.17%. Algeria summoned Mor...


May
3
Basra Monthly Report - April 2018

Nine grenade attacks were recorded in Basra over the month of April, an increase compared to four attacks in March. All have been assessed as intimidatory due to the times the attacks were perpetrated and the lack of any reported casualties. Civilian residences were targeted by attacks in Fayhaa,...


May
1
Saudi Arabia Bi-Weekly Summary - 15 - 30 April 2018

The Saudi Arabian Interior Ministry announced that four police officers were shot and killed during an attack at a police checkpoint in the southern Asir province on April 19. An additional four officers were injured in the firefight between security forces and the attackers. Police units chased ...


April
25
Iraq Weekly Insight Report - 16 - 22 April 2018

This week in Iraq, IS called for a ‘bitter war’ on elections. This declaration was released as part of an infographic by IS affiliated media agencies and was disseminated across pro-IS messaging services on April 20. The statement confirms that IS is specifically planning to disrupt the smooth ru...


April
16
Nigeria Weekly Report - 15 April 2018

Forty-eight critical incidents in Nigeria resulted in 99 deaths and at least 25 arrests this week. With the military campaigning to degrade the capabilities of Boko Haram and the herdsmen engaged in attacks against farming communities, the security/defense category captured nearly 21% of this wee...


April
2
Global Kidnap for Ransom Report - March 2018

This issue of Constellis’ Kidnap for Ransom Insight Report covers global kidnapping incidents and trends over the months of January and February 2018, as well as the start of March. The information is derived from multi-source analysis of kidnap for ransom activity and where known, the outcome or...


March
21
Saudi Arabia Bi-Weekly Summary - March 01 - 15

A decrease in activity along the Saudi-Yemeni border was reported last week in Saudi Arabia, although an underlying risk of indirect fire and militant incursions remained. A Houthi IED allegedly destroyed a Saudi military vehicle in Jizan province on 1 March, while on 7 March, Houthi forces alleg...


March
14
Basra Weekly Report - 10 March 2018

Two grenades and one grenade find were recorded in Basra last week. On 5 March, four men inside a vehicle threw a hand grenade onto the main road, directly outside Abu al-Khasib Police Station. One policeman in the vicinity of the explosion sustained injuries to the face and right leg. Material d...


March
8
Afghanistan Weekly Security Report - 8 March 2018

Two separate suicide bomber attacks claimed lives in Afghanistan this week. One suicide attacker detonated a car bomb between two Australian embassy armoured vehicles along Jalalabad road in Kabul around 9am on March 2. One civilian was killed and 22 were injured, including two Australian securit...


March
1
Mozambique Bi-Weekly Summary - 28 February

In Mozambique, 42 critical incidents occurred during February 16-28, resulting in 84 deaths and 1,233 arrests. Human & Social crises accounted for 42.86% of the total incident pool, largely as a result of ongoing adverse weather conditions. At least 47 people died from malaria in Nampula prov...


February
26
Nigeria Weekly Report - 25 February 2018

For the period of 19 to 25 February, there were 50 critical incidents in Nigeria, resulting in 42 deaths and 32 arrests. Security-related operations accounted for 22% of total recorded incidents, followed by human & social-related incidents and criminality with 20% each. The Nigerian authori...


February
22
Algeria Weekly Report- 22 February 2018

This week in Algeria, there were 92 critical incidents, resulting in 18 deaths and 462 arrests. Arrests included 366 immigrants, 16 drug traffickers and 25 contraband smugglers. Human and social incidents accounted for 34.78% of the total incident pool, followed by criminality with 31.52% and sec...


February
13
Iraq Weekly Report - 5 - 11 February 2018

This week in Iraq, even though incidents increased this period, overall levels increased negligibly, remaining at the lower end of established parameters. Hostile activity fell in the capitol, with insurgent activity centred in the ‘Baghdad Belt’ areas. Ninawa continued to be the focal point for ...