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The situation in Iraq and Syria

Inquiry status: Government response published.

The Defence Committee announces the terms of reference for its inquiry into the situation in Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL).

Terms of reference: The Situation in Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by Islamic State in Iraq and The Levant

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 19 November 2014.

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