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Syria: Peacekeeping Operations

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with coalition partners on peacekeeping in the Afrin region to protect Kurdish civilians from extremist forces.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

We have had no recent discussions with coalition partners on peacekeeping in the Afrin region, as the coalition does not operate in this area. We continue to monitor the situation in Afrin, and have made clear to Turkey the importance we attach to protection of civilians there.

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