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Written Answer: Baroness Cox receives answers to her questions on Syria oilfields

November 5th, 2019

Written Answer: Baroness Cox receives answers to her questions on Syria oilfields

Question:

Baroness Cox Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British Armed Forces have, or are intended to have, any involvement in controlling the al-Omar oilfield in Syria.

Answer:

Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The UK remains fully committed to the Global Coalition against Daesh and we must not lose sight of the threat that they still pose.

We are in close contact with the US and other allies regarding the next stage of the campaign against Daesh in Syria but we are clear that our key aim is to defeat this evil terrorist group.

 

Question:

Baroness Cox Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the al-Omar oilfield in Syria will be controlled by military personnel associated with the Coalition for the Defeat of ISIS or the United States Armed Forces.

Answer:

Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

​The 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.


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