Islamic State

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of ISIL's military capabilities; and if he will make a statement.

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

Coalition airstrikes and Iraqi security forces supported by coalition equipment and training are degrading ISIL military capabilities. A number of important towns in the north have been liberated by the Peshmerga, but the scale of the problem remains significant. ISIL retains sufficient military hardware to conduct traditional military operations as well as terrorist activity and they remain a threat to the region, the UK and our interests.

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