A lecture by Lieutenant General Jameel Kamil Al Shimary, President of Iraq’s Defence University for Military Studies.
In June 2014, Iraq lost 40% of its territory to the Islamic State. Over the past four years, the Iraqi army has regrouped and fought a gruelling campaign of liberation. Their adversary was devious and adaptive, utilising vehicle borne IEDs and armed quadcopters, urban combat teams and tunnelling, to inflict a heavy toll. The Iraqi military changed significantly over the course of the conflict, learning lessons with each town retaken.
In his lecture, Lieutenant General Al Shimary will share key insights from the campaign and explain how the Iraqi army can retain the experience and knowledge it has gained.
Lieutenant General Jameel Kamil Al Shimary was born in 1962 and graduated from the Iraqi Military Academy in 1983. He has held numerous operational posts including Regimental and Brigade Command, Divisional Chief of Staff and Deputy Operations Commander. In 2011 he was appointed as the Director of Police for Diyala Province, with subsequent appointments as Operations Commander for Nasiriyah (2015-16) and Basra Province (2016-18). He has been President of Iraq’s Defence University for Military Studies since September 2018. This event is open to all RUSI members.
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