Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th November 2018.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support UK troops in Afghanistan are providing for the protection of civilian Hazaras.

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

The UK continues to monitor the number of civilian casualties and displaced persons as a result of the recent violence in Ghazni and Uruzgan. The Afghan Security Forces have been in the lead for the security of the Afghan people since 2015 and owing to the Afghan Security Forces response, the situation in these two provinces is stabilising. The UK is committed to supporting the Afghan Security Forces to ensure their capability continues to improve in order to successfully protect all ethnic and religious groups in Afghanistan.

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