Islamic State: Military Intervention

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 14th September 2017.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much UK (a) funding, (b) personnel and (c) other resources have been used for civilian harm tracking as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.

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

Expert analysts examine data from every UK strike to assess its effect with one of their priorities being to highlight any possible indications of civilian casualties or collateral damage. Information on potential civilian casualties reported to the Ministry of Defence by external parties is also assessed by the Department. The number of staff involved will vary depending on the circumstances of each case. The costs to the Department are not recorded separately.

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