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

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EU considers security mission to help stabilise Iraq after Mosul falls (19.06.2017)

The European Union may send a new security mission to help stabilise Iraq after the expected recapture of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) group, diplomats said, cautioning that plans were at an early stage. EU foreign ministers will hold a first discussion on Monday in Luxembourg and consider the...

Iraqi Kurds to hold independence referendum in September (08.06.2017)

Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region will hold a referendum on statehood in September, its presidency said Wednesday, despite opposition to independence from Baghdad. … The statement from the regional presidency highlighted one of the main issues, saying the referendum would be held "in the Kurdistan...

World must focus on dual task of defeating ISIL, rebuilding Iraq - UN envoy (22.05.2017)

With the liberation of Mosul imminent, the international community must maintain a dual focus on defeating the remaining Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) forces in Iraq, and on working towards post-conflict security and reconstruction, the United Nations envoy for the country told...

UN says 200,000 more people could flee Mosul fighting (18.05.2017)

[…] Nearly 700,000 people have already been displaced from Mosul since Iraq’s military launched a major operation to retake the city from the extremist group Islamic State (IS) in October.

Top NATO commanders recommend joining anti-IS coalition (17.05.2017)

Top NATO commanders have recommended that the military alliance join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State extremist group. The chairman of the NATO military committee, General Petr Pavel, said … the alliance's military leaders agreed "that NATO can and should do more" to increase...

Iraqi forces launch new operation northwest of Mosul (04.05.2017)

An Iraqi offensive to take back Mosul from ISIL gained new momentum with an armoured division trying to advance into the city from the northern side. The Iraqi army's 9th Armoured Division and Rapid Response units of the interior ministry opened a new front on Thursday in the northwest of the city...

In Iraq, UN chief Guterres calls for protection of civilians (30.03.2017)

UN chief Antonio Guterres called Thursday for protection of civilians to be the "absolute priority" as he visited Iraq, where hundreds of thousands are caught up in the battle for Mosul.

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