Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on UK involvement in Syria

April 25th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on UK involvement in Syria

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about its response to the killing of a British soldier in Syria and British funding of the Free Syrian Army following the attack. Earl Howe (Con) submitted his written replies. 

Baroness Cox

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the laying of a roadside bomb in Manbij, Syria, reportedly by allies of Turkey, which killed a British soldier on 29 March.

Earl Howe

The Government will not provide any additional information on the circumstances surrounding the death of Sgt Tonroe.

Hansard source: HL6883 

 

Baroness Cox

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the outcome of the investigation by the Global Coalition into the death of a British soldier in Manbij, Syria, on 29 March; and whom that investigation determined was responsible for laying the bomb.

Earl Howe 

The Government will not provide any additional information on the circumstances surrounding the death of Sergeant Tonroe at this time.

Hansard source: HL6881

 

Baroness Cox

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to withdraw support from the Free Syrian Army (FSA), following reports that the FSA were responsible for the roadside bomb which killed a British soldier in Manbij on 29 March.

Earl Howe

The UK is not providing support to the Free Syrian Army. The Government will not provide any additional information on the circumstances surrounding the death of Sgt Tonroe.

Hansard source: HL6880 

 

Baroness Cox

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 March (HL5782), how they reconcile the statement that “our military role in the Global Coalition is limited to air strikes” with the presence of a British soldier in Syria who was killed by a roadside bomb in Manbij on 29 March.

Earl Howe 

Sergeant Tonroe, who was killed on 29 March 2018, was embedded with US forces on a counter-Daesh operation.

Hansard Source: HL6879


You can see all of Baroness Cox’s written questions and answers here


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