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

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US sends Iraq missiles for IS fight (20.05.2015)

The US military says it is sending 1,000 anti-tank missiles to the Iraqi government following the fall of Ramadi to Islamic State (IS) forces. A spokesman said the missiles would help counter the threat from large IS car bombs in the city, west of Baghdad.

Arming Iraq’s Kurds: fighting IS, inviting conflict – ICG briefing (12.05.2015)

Loosely organised in an ad hoc coalition, Western countries rushed military aid to Iraqi Kurds in the face of a lightning assault by the Islamic State (IS) in June 2014. They failed, however, to develop a strategy for dealing with the consequences of arming non-state actors in Iraq, a country whose...

Battle escalates as Iraqi forces try to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State (12.03.2015)

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.

Ban taps veteran diplomat Kubiš to head up UN Iraq mission (24.02.2015)

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.

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