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Afghanistan: War Crimes

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 62290, tabled on 22 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date he announced that Operation Northmoor had been concluded; and how that official announcement made.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

26 June 2020

On 15 July 2019, following consultation with the Director of Service Prosecutions and with the concurrence of the independent persons providing external assurance, the then Provost Marshal (Army) exercised his right as an independent authority to conclude the investigation phase of Operation Northmoor.

In line with normal Service Police practice, anyone interviewed under caution and any affected units were notified, once appropriate, that they would not be referred to prosecutors.

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