US CENTCOM: Iran drone threat in Iraq

At a briefing on Monday with Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of US Central Command, he discussed the increasing drone threat. “We are seeing pressure from Iranian-affiliated militant groups that want to push us out of Iraq, and the latest manifestation Read More …

Two drones shot down above Iraq base housing US troops

The Iraqi army has said that two drones were destroyed above a base housing United States troops, one month after the same base was targeted by an armed drone. The US military’s C-RAM defence system was activated to shoot down Read More …

Iraq: New ‘suicide drone’ attack targets Ain Al-Asad airbase

Ain al-Asad base in the west of Iraq was again targeted by militants early Saturday morning, with conflicting reports about the nature of the attack. A source told Kurdistan 24 that authorities had received “reports” the base, which houses personnel Read More …

UNMAS Iraq Programme Report 2020

Message from the Senior Programme Manager, Mr. Pehr Lodhammar What a tumultuous yet transformative and rewarding year it has been! When I look back at 2020, the challenges brought forth with the emergence and swift transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic Read More …

Iraq: ‘Gentle steps forward’ in restoring Mosul’s Commonwealth war cemetery

There have been “gentle steps forward” in the effort to repair the war cemetery in Mosul, following years of ISIS occupation. Iraq’s second-largest city spent three years under Islamic State’s brutal rule and many of its buildings were destroyed, including Read More …

Canada’s stabilization projects in Iraq and Syria

On March 30, 2021, the Government of Canada announced more than $43.6 million in funding for 11 stabilization projects in Iraq and Syria. These projects, funded through the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program, are aligned with the Global Coalition against Read More …