Syria: Military Intervention

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Coalition are providing air support to Syrian Democratic Forces who began operations to isolate Daesh's stronghold in Raqqah on 5 November 2016. Since then, Syrian Democratic Forces have made considerable progress and are now less than ten kilometres from the outskirts of the city, increasingly constraining Daesh's freedom of manoeuvre. It will continue to be a long and difficult fight but Daesh have already lost some 30% of the territory they once controlled in Syria and our strategy to take the fight to Daesh in both Syria and Iraq is working.

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