Syria: Islamic State

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 13th June 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Cox Baroness Cox Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the Global Coalition Against Daesh carried out airstrikes on ferries owned by the government of Syria transporting oil near al-Shuhail; why any such attack was carried out; and whether any such attack is part of the strategic aims of that Coalition.

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

We have seen no evidence that the Coalition has conducted any airstrikes on ferries owned by the government of Syria transporting oil near al-Shuhail.

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