Iraq: Islamic State

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is providing to Iraq to stop Isis re-grouping in that country.

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

As part of the Coalition, UK air power has played a vital role in the success of the counter Daesh operations in Iraq. The Coalition has destroyed thousands of Daesh targets, interdicting resupply and reinforcement efforts, preventing Daesh's ability to counter attack.

UK teams have helped train over 75,000 Iraqi Security Forces, increasing their capacity to defeat Daesh. The UK will continue to develop a committed security partnership with Iraq, assisting with building the capacity of their armed forces.

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