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UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UN-Peacebuilding)
Germany's government has agreed to send up to 100 Bundeswehr troops to northern Iraq. The soldiers, who will not be involved in combat, will train Kurdish forces fighting the "Islamic State" group.
US says allies to send about 1,500 troops to Iraq (08.12.2014)
U.S. allies have committed to send about 1,500 forces to Iraq to help advise and train Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers battling the Islamic State, in a substantial boost on the ground, the top U.S. commander guiding the coalition effort said on Monday.
Iraq plans to ask NATO for help training its security forces, the alliance said on Wednesday, months after the Iraqi army collapsed in the face of an offensive by Islamic State militants.
Iraqi forces say retake two towns from Islamic State (23.11.2014)
Iraqi forces said on Sunday they retook two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran.
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).