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UNAMI

UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UN-Peacebuilding)
Begin: 08/03

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EU Advisory Mission in support of Security Sector Reform in Iraq

Begin: 10/17

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ISIL ‘down but not out’ in Iraq; UN envoy urges efforts to defeat group’s extremist ideology (22.11.2017)

[…] “Da’esh remains able and determined to continue devastating random attacks against the Iraqi civilian population, against civilians globally,” Ján Kubiš, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), told the Security Council.

Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture last town in Islamic State control (13.11.2017)

Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic-State control, leaving the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate on the verge of complete defeat.

Baghdad insists outcome of Kurdish independence vote be canceled (26.10.2017)

Iraq's federal government has insisted that the Kurdish independence referendum be declared void, in an apparent rejection of an offer by the Kurdistan regional government to suspend the results of the vote to facilitate dialogue with Baghdad.

Germany to stop training Kurdish peshmerga fighters in Iraq (18.10.2017)

Germany will temporarily stop training Kurdish peshmerga forces in Iraq in the wake of the conflict between Baghdad and the Kurds. Germany has been a major partner of the peshmerga, providing them weapons and training.

Council launches a civilian CSDP mission to support security sector reform (16.10.2017)

The Council today launched a new civilian Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) mission in Iraq. The mission will focus on assisting the Iraqi authorities in the implementation of the civilian aspects of the Iraqi national security strategy. The Council appointed Markus Ritter from Germany as...

Iraqi forces enter IS's last major stronghold in the country (04.10.2017)

Hawija's recapture would leave only a handful of remote posts in IS hands in Iraq.

Iraq, Turkey move to punish Kurdistan for referendum vote (28.09.2017)

Even as Kurds celebrated the overwhelming approval of an independence referendum, Iraq took actions to punish the would-be breakaway state, vowing to shut down its airspace and join Turkey in holding military exercises.

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