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Syria: Islamic State

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL17137, tabled on 15 July 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the detonation of a car bomb outside of a church in Qamishli on 11 July, what steps are being taken to coordinate security for the people of the region from Daesh between the Global Coalition Against Daesh and the government of Syria.

Answered on

31 July 2019

​We are aware that Daesh has claimed responsibility for an attack near the Syriac Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli, north-east Syria. We strongly condemn all attacks on places of worship. The UK continues to work with our partners in the Global Coalition Against Daesh to tackle the Daesh insurgency in Syria and Iraq. The UK position is that the Assad regime has lost all legitimacy as a result of its atrocities against the Syrian people. We therefore have no intention of encouraging the Global Coalition to cooperate with its security forces.