PARTNERS UNITED IN
PARTNERS UNITED IN
We invite you to find out why we were formed, who our 81 partners are, and why we think it’s as important as ever that countries all over the globe remain united to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh. We’ve added a few more features to our site – click here to be shown around.
Coalition targets Daesh on Qanus Island, Iraq
The Global Coalition against Daesh conducted airstrikes against a Daesh “infested” island in Iraq on Tuesday in order to deny what had become a safe haven for the terror group, ABC news reported. U.S. F-15 and F-35 aircraft dropped 80,000 pounds of munitions on Qanus Island to disrupt Daesh fighters’ “ability to hide in the thick vegetation,” the Coalition said in a statement.
16th mass grave uncovered in Raqqa two years after it was seized Daesh control
According to the Independent, the 16th mass grave was found in Raqqa since Daesh terrorists were driven out in the summer of 2017. Even as Raqqa’s people gradually rebuild, the graves found in houses, parks, and destroyed buildings are a grim reminder of the horrors perpetrated by the militants and the massive violence inflicted on the city to remove them.
Daesh remains resilient in Afghanistan
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the Daesh extremist group remains resilient in Afghanistan despite “a high pace” of operations against it by government and international forces – and is urging all armed groups not to interfere in the upcoming presidential election, reported Alarabiya. His comments are contained in a report to the Security Council.
Iraq Interior Ministry busts 75-member Daesh Cell
The Iraq Interior Ministry declared that one of the biggest Daesh-affiliated terror networks had been dismantled. Composed of 75 members, the cell had allegedly intended to carry out terrorist operations. Asharq Al-Awsat reported that a security expert confirmed the take down of the terror cell, saying that it was arrested in a “qualitative pre-emptive operation”.
Peace through the eyes of Anbar’s youth
Four black and white cubes stacked asymmetrically, sitting in central Ramadi. “The first cube bares the names of each Iraqi governorate in Kufi script,” says 24-year-old Anbar University student Sruor. “The second, the names of the old civilizations, and the third, the symbols of Iraq’s diverse religious groups. The last cube is printed with letters in cuneiform script, alongside the iconic image of the dove of peace,” reported UNDP Iraq.
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 81 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.
Inspiring Women is a series showcasing the lives of ten incredible women detailing their experiences under Daesh and how they have empowered others since liberation.
Follow the series on Twitter using #InspiringWomen, and see our latest story, about Mona Freij, 43, an activist, social worker and English teacher from the Syrian city of Raqqa, here.