Yemen: Military Intervention

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 8th December 2017.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Defence on allegations of civilian deaths during US raids in the Yemeni villages of Yakla and Al Jubah in January and May 2017.

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 UK is not involved in counter-terrorism operations within Yemen. Any enquiries relating to US counter-terrorism activities should be redirected to the US authorities.

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