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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 211182, tabled on 20 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the rules of engagement are in the current Iraq conflict for (a) unmanned aerial vehicles and (b) manned aircraft involved in air strikes which include British nationals as targets.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

27 October 2014

Remotely Piloted Air Systems operate under the same rules of engagement as manned aircraft. However, I am withholding specific information on the Rules of Engagement which UK Armed Forces are applying in current operations against ISIL forces in Iraq as their disclosure would or would be likely to prejudice operational capability and the effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

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