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Syria: Military Intervention

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL436, tabled on 28 October 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the withdrawal of United States forces from north east Syria, whether the Coalition for the Defeat of ISIS’ mission now includes retaining control over the al-Omar oilfield and the prevention of access to that oilfield by Syrian Armed Forces.

Answered on

4 November 2019

‚ÄčThe purpose of the Global Coalition is to degrade and defeat Daesh. As part of this work, the Global Coalition has been engaged in a comprehensive campaign to disrupt and prevent Daesh from raising funds. US military decisions and troop movements are a matter for the US government.