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Islamic State

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 43259, tabled on 18 July 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his oral contribution of 24 May 2016, Official Report, column 414, whether the battle damage assessment carried out after every RAF strike assesses whether civilians have been injured as a result of UK strikes.

Answered on

26 July 2016

As set out in my right hon. Friend the Defence Secretary's contribution, the Ministry of Defence conducts a battle damage assessment after every RAF strike. This assessment reviews the strike, including whether it resulted in civilian casualties. Based on this careful assessment we have no evidence of civilian casualties as a result of any UK strikes in Iraq or Syria since combat operations began in 2014 and 2015 respectively.