Iraq, EU agree to form anti-ISIL intel center

Iraq and EU agree to establish intelligence center to combat ISIL

Iraq, EU agree to form anti-ISIL intel center

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Iraqi government and the European Union announced Thursday that they will establish a joint intelligence center to combat ISIL.

According to a statement from Iraq’s interior ministry, the EU and Iraq agreed to establish the intelligence center during a visit by an EU security committee.

In the statement, Iraqi Minister of Interior Mohammed al-Ghaban said many ISIL militants in the region come from EU countries.

Iraq has been gripped by a security vacuum since June 2014 when ISIL stormed the northern city of Mosul and declared a self-styled caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Ekim 2015, 16:17