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Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 10:35 am on 26th September 2014.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Basildon and Billericay 10:35 am, 26th September 2014

Does the Prime Minister accept that without the Iraqi army being able to take and hold ground, there is a real risk that air strikes alone will not only prove ineffective but could become counter-productive, especially if civilian casualties mount and ISIL spins the story that it has withstood the might of the west and held its ground, which it has so far managed to do?