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Middle East: Military Intervention

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 45011, tabled on 5 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK is currently using armed Reaper drones outside of Iraq and Syria; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

8 September 2016

The UK's Remotely Piloted Aircraft System - Reaper, currently operates in the Middle East in support of the Iraqi Government and Coalition allies' on-going operations to combat the threat of Daesh. I am unable to provide further information on the deployment of Reaper as its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

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