Syria: Armed Conflict

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of Russian co-ordination of its armed action against the rebels and Daesh in Syria.

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

Russian actions have complicated the situation in Syria. Over 85 per cent of Russian strikes have been carried out in areas where the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is not present. Several hundred civilians, including members of the moderate opposition, are reported to have been killed in Russian strikes. This makes clear that Russia’s priority is not defeating ISIL, but supporting Assad.

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