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UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UN-Peacebuilding)
Iraqi forces pressed deeper into one of the Islamic State’s key strongholds Thursday, further challenging the militants’ hold on the city of Tikrit in a decisive battle that could set the stage for a wider offensive for control of northern Iraq.
Australia to send more troops to train Iraqi forces (03.03.2015)
Australia is to significantly increase its contingent of troops training local forces in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced. … The deployment brings the total number of Australian troops in the region to 900.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Jan Kubiš of Slovakia as his new Special Representative for Iraq, a United Nations spokesperson announced today. In his new role, Mr. Kubiš, who formally headed the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, will also serve as head of the UN Assistance Mission...
Peshmerga 'repel major IS attack in northern Iraq' (18.02.2015)
The Kurds have now regained most of the ground they lost in the summer and begun to surround Mosul, as Iraqi government forces prepare to launch an assault to recapture the city. However, Peshmerga commanders say they remain poorly armed compared with the jihadists.
Delivering his final briefing as the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov today stressed to the Security Council the optimism he feels for the country’s future, while tempering those hopes with fear over the many things that can go wrong.
Neustart im Irak: Der Kommandeur im Interview (09.02.2015)
Oberst Jochen Schneider ist der erste Kommandeur der internationalen Ausbildungs-und Koordinierungsmission im Nordirak. Der einsatzerfahrene Offizier berichtet vom Start der Ausbildungsunterstützung, für die es seit dem 29. Januar ein Mandat des Deutschen Bundestags gibt.