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Iraq: Bombings

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 16th January 2020.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the potential increase in the risk to UK military personnel in Iraq following the attacks on Al Asad and Erbil air bases on 8 January 2020.

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

The recent attacks on Coalition bases in Iraq have threatened the safety of Coalition and Iraqi personnel. We have changed our posture and reallocated resources to prioritise force protection.

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