The Fight Against the Islamic State in Iraq After Mosul

KAS and al-Nahrain Center hold conference in Baghdad

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On 7 July 2017, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS). But the lasting presence of IS cells in the liberated areas indicates already today that the organization will continue to destabilize the country in the future as an insurgency group. The challenges for the Iraqi security forces and the state’s policies resulting from this development were discussed during a conference of the KAS Syria/Iraq office and the al-Nahrain Center for Strategic Studies on 13 September in Bagh-dad.


Nils Wörmer, Lucas Lamberty

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Resident Representative Nils Wörmer opens the conference
Nussaibah Younis, Saeed al-Jayashi, Jasmine El-Gamal and Hisham al-Hashimi (from left to right)
Iraqi parliamentarian Hanan al-Fatlawi during the discussion
The second panel on future military challenges in the fight against the IS