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Syria: Military Intervention

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL2081, tabled on 8 September 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what legal authority they obtained before conducting the drone attack in Syria that was announced on 7 September.

Answered on

18 September 2015

My right hon. friend the Defence Secretary authorised this operation. The Attorney General was consulted in advance and advised that there would be a clear legal basis for action in international law.