Yemen: Counter-terrorism

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 5th December 2017.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2017 to Question 61033, whether he has requested a report from the Secretary of State for Defence on the number of casualties that have occurred as a result of joint US-UK counter-terror activities in Yemen since January 2017; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The Foreign Secretary remains in close contact with the Secretary of State for Defence on UK counter-terror activities. We continue our cooperation with regional and international partners to tackle the threat posed by terrorist organisations including Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Daesh. For operational reasons we cannot comment in detail on this activity.

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