Islamic State

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what areas of Syria are controlled by Islamic State.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

ISIL currently has military control of large areas of Northern Syria. This includes parts of: northeast Aleppo governorate; Raqqah governorate, Deir az-Zour governorate and Hassakeh governorate. It also controls a number of small villages south of Salamiyeh in Hamah governorate. The situation remains fluid.

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