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Counter-terrorism

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 9888, tabled on 10 September 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria he uses to determine the viability of strikes against terrorist targets in states against whom the UK is not at war; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

18 September 2015

The military action in Raqqa on 21 August 2015 was in response to armed attacks being planned and directed against the UK and was the only feasible way of disrupting them.