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Middle East: Military Aid

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government to which groups in Iraq and Syria UK armed forces are providing training.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

In Iraq, UK military personnel are training Iraqi Security forces (including Kurdish Peshmerga). UK forces are also participating in a US-led Train and Equip programme to train selected members of vetted moderate Syrian opposition forces at locations outside Syria.

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