Syria: Islamic State:Written question - HL5783

Q
Asked by Baroness Cox
Asked on: 22 February 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Islamic State
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government on what legal basis they participate in the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Syria.
A
Answered on: 08 March 2018

The UK's legal basis for military action in Iraq is the consent of the Government of Iraq. The UK's legal basis for military action in Syria is the collective self-defence of Iraq. Daesh continue to pose a threat to Iraq both within and from over the Syrian border and therefore our legal basis for military action remains extant.

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