Islamic State

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the number of people serving or training with Daesh in Syria and Iraq who were formerly soldiers or civil servants under Saddam Hussein.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

We have made no such assessment. However, a number of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's senior leadership are assessed to be Iraqis who served within Saddam Hussein’s regime.

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