What is the issue in Iraq?
Iraq faces significant challenges in its recovery from the war against the Islamic State. More than two million people remain internally displaced and nearly nine million remain in need of humanitarian assistance following the nearly four-year long war, and reconstruction is projected to cost at least $88 billion.
Is there still fighting in Iraq?
The main phase of the conflict ended following the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the country in 2017 but a low-level ISIL insurgency is ongoing in the rural north parts of the country.
What are the major events in Iraq in 2020?
Events in the year 2020 in Iraq . January 3 – A U.S. coordinated airstrike near Baghdad International Airport kills Iranian military official Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy chief of the Popular Mobilization Forces.
What are the biggest hurdles to reforms in Iraq?
The formation of a new government in May 2020 ended months of political deadlock, but fiscal pressures, political rivalries, and limited institutional capacity present serious hurdles to reforms—such as strengthening governance and tackling corruption—that remain critical to long-term stability in Iraq and regionally.
What led to the accelerated transfer of coalition troops to Iraq?
“Tensions with Iran and its proxies led to accelerated transfer of bases housing coalition troops to Iraqi forces”. Military Times. Retrieved May 15, 2020. ^ a b c d Rubin, Alissa J.; Jakes, Lara; Schmitt, Eric (June 10, 2020). “ISIS Attacks Surge in Iraq Amid Debate on U.S. Troop Levels” – via NYTimes.com. ^ Miguel González (June 1, 2020).
What happened to the US Embassy in Baghdad in 2019?
On 31 December 2019 through 1 January 2020, the United States Embassy in Baghdad was attacked in response to the airstrikes. On 3 January 2020, the United States conducted an airstrike that killed Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani and Kata’ib Hezbollah commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.