Iraq

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The UK has a small Defence section working in the British Embassy in Baghdad. This permanent presence is currently supplemented by around 20 personnel acting in support of operations against ISIL terrorists. These personnel are performing a range of roles including: supporting humanitarian operations, providing training to Kurdish forces and supporting coalition planning activities. The UK currently has no major military assets based in Iraq.

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