One year ago the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS, in conjunction with our local partners, liberated ISIS’s last remaining stronghold in Baghouz and crushed its territorial ambitions.  Today, nearly eight million people have been freed from ISIS’s control in Iraq and Syria. Many have returned home to rebuild their lives thanks to various forms of Coalition assistance and stabilization support.

Progress in our campaign allows for the restructuring of our footprint, without prejudice to our ability to carry out our mission.  In the meantime, the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the Iraqi and Syrian people, and to our mission, led to temporary adjustments to protect the force during this period, in full coordination with Iraqi authorities.

While we celebrate this critical milestone in the fight against ISIS, the work of the Global Coalition is far from complete as Daesh/ISIS remains a significant threat. The Global Coalition will continue its comprehensive efforts in Iraq and Syria, and globally, to deny ISIS’s ambitions and the activities of its branches and networks, until the job is done.

What is the Coalition?

The Global Coalition against Daesh was formed in September 2014 and is unique in its membership, scope and commitment. Together, the Global Coalition is committed to degrading and ultimately defeating Daesh.

The Coalition’s 83 members are committed to tackling Daesh on all fronts, to dismantling its networks and countering its global ambitions. Beyond the military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the Coalition is committed to: tackling Daesh’s financing and economic infrastructure; preventing the flow of foreign terrorist fighters across borders; supporting stabilisation and the restoration of essential public services to areas liberated from Daesh; and countering the group’s propaganda.


Joint statement: Rocket attacks in Erbil  

The following statement was released by United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, and UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab following the February 15 attack in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region:  “We the foreign ministers of…

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Ensuring that all Iraqis will be able to return home and live safely forms the core of @UNMAS's work.

In Anbar & Nineveh, projects are focused on clearing parks & playgrounds for children, giving them a safe space to grow & explore, protected from Daesh's #DestructiveLegacy

Historic visit of @Pontifex to Iraq, here in Mosul, where he led prayers for the victims of war and called for the unity of all faiths. Mosul's churches were used & destroyed by Daesh, but today exemplifies the solidarity & resilience of the Iraqi people. #PopeInIraq


U.S. contributions have helped to fund a variety of projects - including programmes which train local demining workers so they have the tools & knowledge to safely perform clearance work. #DestructiveLegacy

As well as providing help on the ground, Coalition partners like the US contribute funds to aid mine clearance, donating $81 million between 2013 & 2018. #DestructiveLegacy

Syria is littered with Daesh's #DestructiveLegacy, with 10 to 15 tons of mines, explosive hazards and remnants of war being removed in 2019.

The Coalition & its partners are continuing to support explosive hazard clearance in Syria. By mid-2019, over 24.5 million m2 of land had been cleared as a result of contributions. #DestructiveLegacy

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Protection operations to ensure that all Iraqis are able to live safely.

Mine protection operations have allowed millions of displaced people to return home in 10 major cities across Iraq. #DestructiveLegacy

With improved security and stability, people in Salah al Din can now focus on rebuilding their lives

“The first security guard is the citizen”, says Salah al Din’s Operations Commander as he praises the collaborative role between the Iraqi Security Forces and civilians to maintain stability and security across the province.

UNMAS conducting lifesaving risk education across Iraq

Daesh left massive amounts of improvised landmines and explosive devices in Iraq. Watch how UNMAS is educating teachers on the danger of mines to better protect children. #DestructiveLegacy

How Maslawis are protecting their communities from explosives

Years of Daesh’s occupation has left Iraqi communities exposed to the danger of explosives and vulnerable to its crippling effect. Watch how Maslawis took the initiative to protect their communities and bring life back to the city.…

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