Syria: Armed Conflict

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 25th May 2018.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 29 December 2017 (HL4196), whether they continue to provide financial support to armed opposition groups in Syria.

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The UK continues to provide a range of support to Syrians to help save lives, bolster civil society, counter extremism, promote human rights and accountability, and lay the foundations for a more peaceful future. As part of this, we continue to provide some support to projects involving armed moderate opposition groups in Syria. This is in the form of non-lethal assistance and lifesaving support, helping them to protect civilians from the threats of criminality and extremism.

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