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Iraq: Armed Conflict

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 7089, tabled on 14 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assistance his Department has given to the Iraqi army in its operations against Daesh forces in Northern Iraq.

Answered on

20 July 2015

As part of the wider Coalition air campaign, RAF Tornado and Reaper aircraft have been flying missions, including across northern Iraq, to support operations conducted by Iraqi security forces fighting ISIL on the ground while UK intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and air-to-air refuelling aircraft have been providing crucial enabling capabilities. The UK has also trained over 1,600 personnel in northern Iraq and is now expanding its training provision to other coalition sites.

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