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.


trained units of Iraqi security and police forces and Iraqi Kurdish forces
Italian military and police trainers deployed in Iraq
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