Basra Monthly Insight Report -June 2018

Tribal fighting decreased negligibly over June. Although levels of recorded tribal SAF were high toward the beginning and end of the reporting month, incident figures dropped significantly with the approach and conclusion of Eid al-Fitr celebrations midway through June. During this period, hostilities were likely subdued as a result of the religious celebration along with associated increased security measures which were implemented prior to, and during, the event. These included snap checkpoints and an increased ISF presence around mosques and market places. Overall, there were 17 instances or armed tribal exchanges over June, representing a marginal decrease from the 18 recorded in May. The vast majority of incidents this month….

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