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Libya: Armed Conflict

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 14th January 2020.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of foreign combatants transferred from Syria to engage in armed conflict in Libya.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

We are aware of reports of foreign combatants being transferred from Syria to engage in armed conflict in Libya. The picture remains unclear. The UK continues to play a diplomatic role in calling for all parties to de-escalate, support a ceasefire and to get behind the UN-led political process.

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