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Syria: Military Intervention

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 9835, tabled on 10 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether legal advice on the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle against Reyaad Khan included consideration of the legal basis of the killing of people travelling with or in the vicinity of that person in the course of that military action.

Answered on

18 September 2015

The Attorney General's advice remains confidential but he advised that the action we took would be lawful. The UK's Armed Forces operate in accordance with domestic and international law.