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UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UN-Peacebuilding)
A new report prepared for the United Nations Security Council warns that the militant group known as the Islamic State (Isis) possesses sufficient reserves of small arms, ammunition and vehicles to wage its war for Syria and Iraq for up to two years.
A new report says nearly 18,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks in 2013, some 60 percent more than the year before. The Global Terrorism Index, published on November 18 by the London-based Institute for Economics and Peace, said there were 10,000 terrorist attacks in 2013.
Australian special forces get Iraq clearance (11.11.2014)
Australian special forces are finally moving into Iraq more than a month after arriving in the Middle East. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the 200 troops would be helping Iraqi forces in the fight against Islamic State (IS).
US troops sent into Iraq's Anbar (11.11.2014)
The US has deployed 50 troops to an air base in Iraq's troubled Anbar province to help in the fight against Islamic State (IS). … The deployment is the first time US troops have been sent to Anbar since US air strikes against IS began in August. US forces left Iraq in 2011, but President Barack...
Britain to send more army trainers to Iraq (05.11.2014)
Britain says it will boost the number of its army trainers in Iraq to support the local armed forces' battle against Islamic State (IS) militants.
Iraqi government forces retook four villages on Sunday near a mountain ridge overlooking Islamic State supply lines, security officials said, in a campaign which has struggled to make advances against the Sunni Islamist insurgents.
Germany is sending a mission to northern Iraq to examine whether its military, and possibly other European nations, can expand training of Kurdish forces battling Islamic jihadists there, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Wednesday.