The 4th international conference for combating "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) ideology kicked off Wednesday (February 20th) in Baghdad with the participation of representatives of 60 states and three international organisations.
Ambassadors, researchers, and representatives of foreign and Arab governments are taking part in the two-day conference, held under the auspices of the Iraqi government.
The event features 10 sessions that will focus on methods for combating extremism, preventing the spread of extremist ideology, and dealing with the root causes of extremism, especially poverty, unemployment and human rights abuses.
The conference aims to "help Iraq formulate a clear policy to erase the traces of ISIS and prevent future threats to Iraq’s security", Joint Operations Command spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasul told Diyaruna on the sidelines of the conference.