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Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 114631, tabled on 20 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures are in place to determine whether British-born ISIS combatants have surrendered following the fall of Mosul and Raqqa.

Answered on

28 November 2017

The surrender of Daesh fighters in Iraq and Syria - no matter what their nationality - is a matter for local Iraqi Forces or Syrian Democratic Forces operating on the ground. If a British national is detained in Iraq, we would expect to be notified by the Iraqi authorities. The UK has no diplomatic representation in Syria and all consular services are suspended. As a result, we are unable to confirm the status of British nationals in Syria.