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Syria: Military Intervention

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 23435, tabled on 20 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference his oral evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights of 16 December 2015, Question 20, HC 574, whether his Department's position was that the UK was in an armed conflict (a) before, (b) on the date of or (c) as a result of the drone strike that killed Reyaad Khan of 21 August 2015.

Answered on

25 January 2016

An armed conflict was occuring in Syria at the time of the air strike on 21 August 2015.

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