Syria: Peacekeeping Operations

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, pursuant to Answer of 28 March 2018 to Question 133652, on Syria: Peacekeeping Operations, how many UK ground troops have been operating in Syria, including those embedded with US forces; from which regiments those troops came from; and where in Syria they were based.

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

Details of UK Armed Forces embedded in other countries' forces are published annually in the Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts. For reasons of operational and personnel security we do not provide details on the units or locations of our embedded personnel. More broadly, UK Armed Forces are playing a leading role in the Global Coalition to defeat Daesh. The UK has around 1,400 military personnel committed to counter-Daesh operations across the Middle East.

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