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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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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.


UN team to collect evidence of Daesh crimes in Iraq (21.09.2017)

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday approved the creation of a U.N. investigative team to collect, preserve and store evidence in Iraq of acts by Islamic State that may be war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide.

UN's Guterres urges Kurds in Iraq to scrap referendum (18.09.2017)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says next week's scheduled referendum detracts from the fight against ISIL.

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