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USA: RAF Lakenheath

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 27841, tabled on 22 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what procedure was followed before the authorisation of the use of RAF Lakenheath for airstrikes in Libya on 19 February 2016.

Answered on

25 February 2016

I confirmed in a statement on 19 February 2016 that I had authorised the request. Permission was granted once I was satisfied with the legality of the operation.

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