House of Lords written question – answered on 16th October 2014.

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Photo of The Marquess of Lothian The Marquess of Lothian Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assistance was given by British armed forces in the training of Sunni fighters in Iraq during the so-called Sunni Awakening between 2005 and 2008.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The information is not held centrally. A review of readily available sources has not indicated that any such training was undertaken. A wider search could only be undertaken at disproportionate cost.

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