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Iraq: Kurds

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL13547, tabled on 22 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security situation in Iraqi Kurdistan following the mortar attack in Erbil on 15 February; and what assistance they are providing to the Kurdistan Regional Government (1) to investigate, and (2) to hold accountable, those responsible for the attack.

Answered on

9 March 2021

We recognise the security threat against Western interests posed by militia groups seeking to sow instability across Iraq, including Iraqi Kurdistan. Although a militia group claimed responsibility for the attack, we have committed to supporting the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Government of Iraq in investigating the attack and holding accountable those responsible.