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EUAM Iraq

EU Advisory Mission in support of Security Sector Reform in Iraq

Authorization date: 10/17

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UNAMI

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

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Security Council extends UN mission for one year (21.05.2019)

Iraq’s democratic transition – weighed down by political infighting, weak institutions, corruption, and the constant threat of ISIL – needs more international support, “lots of time and lots of hard work,” the top United Nations official in the country said on Tuesday.

Acting Pentagon chief reassures Iraqis after anger over Trump remarks (12.02.2019)

Acting U.S. defence chief Patrick Shanahan told Iraqi leaders that Washington understood its forces were in Iraq at Baghdad’s invitation, aiming to steady relations after President Donald Trump said U.S. troops were needed to keep an eye on Iran.

IS signals re-emergence in parts of Iraq (05.12.2018)

While this month marks the first anniversary of the Iraqi-proclaimed victory over the Islamic State (IS) terror group, U.S.-backed Iraqi forces are still trying to hunt down remaining IS militants as the extremist group returns to its insurgent roots.

Outgoing UN official praises Iraq’s ‘exemplary peaceful transfer of power’ at the top (13.11.2018)

In his last briefing as the top United Nations official in Iraq, Ján Kubiš updated the Security Council on the country’s post-election political settlement, commending the “exemplary peaceful transfer of power” between Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and his successor, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, who was...

ISIL’s ‘legacy of terror’ in Iraq: UN verifies over 200 mass graves (06.11.2018)

Investigators have uncovered more than 200 mass graves containing thousands of bodies in areas of Iraq formerly controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), according to a United Nations human rights report out on Tuesday.

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