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Syria: Islamic State

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL5783, tabled on 22 February 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government on what legal basis they participate in the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Syria.

Answered on

8 March 2018

The UK's legal basis for military action in Iraq is the consent of the Government of Iraq. The UK's legal basis for military action in Syria is the collective self-defence of Iraq. Daesh continue to pose a threat to Iraq both within and from over the Syrian border and therefore our legal basis for military action remains extant.