Italy

Italy is among the top contributors of the Global Coalition against Daesh, actively supporting Coalition’s efforts in all lines of action: military, stabilisation, counter-financing, against foreign terrorist fighters and counter narrative. In its firm commitment to fighting terrorism, Italy has developed a multi-dimensional strategy which integrates international and national engagement in order to maximize effectiveness and coherence.

Italy has been playing a key role in training Iraqi forces. It co-leads the counter-financing working group of the Coalition and it leads the police training sub-group.

Stats

20,000
trained units of Iraqi security and police forces and Iraqi Kurdish forces
1,500
Italian military and police trainers deployed in Iraq
$430m
in grants and soft loans pledged in Washington for Iraq and $400 million in support to Syria and the region as part of a comprehensive aid package for the years 2016-2018