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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 110648, tabled on 31 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the ISC report on lethal drone strikes in Syria published in April 2017, what steps the Government is taking to better scrutinise and assess collateral damage arising from UK or joint operations drone strikes.

Answered on

3 November 2017

In accordance with our obligations under International Law, strikes conducted by the RAF only take place after a robust assessment to ensure that collateral damage from our strike is minimised. Following a strike, the UK conducts battle damage assessment which includes a review of whether there have been any civilian casualties or collateral damage.

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