Syria: Military Intervention

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 30th April 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Cox Baroness Cox Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government, with regard to the death of a British soldier in Syria on 29 March, whether they have received advice concerning the legal basis for the presence of British soldiers in Syria; and if so, what was that advice.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

Sergeant Tonroe, who was killed on 29 March, was embedded with US forces on a counter-Daesh operation. The legal basis for operations against Daesh in Iraq and Syria is the collective self-defence of Iraq.

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