Iraq and Syria, 2011-

Date from 01 January 2011
Collection type Conflict
Scope note The Iraqi insurgency escalated after the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2011, resulting in violent conflict with the central government, as well as sectarian violence among Iraq's religious groups. In 2014, the insurgency escalated dramatically following the conquest of Mosul and major areas in northern Iraq by the Sunni rebel group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), thereby merging the new conflict with the Syrian Civil War. Operation OKRA is the Australian Defence Force's contribution to the international effort to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria