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Ministry of Defence questioned on military operations in Mosul and Raqqa

14 May 2018

Defence Committee holds first evidence session as part of its inquiry into UK military operations in Mosul and Raqqa.

Purpose of the session

In this session, the Defence Committee takes evidence from the former senior UK military representative in the US-led Coalition set up to defeat Daesh in Iraq and Syria and the former UK Air Component Commander in the Middle East.

The Committee will examine the UK's contribution to the defeat of Daesh forces in Mosul and Raqqa, the challenges faced and the effectiveness of UK military action from the perspective of the UK commanders present at the time. 

The Committee will also consider the lessons learnt from the operations in these two cities and what is still needed for long term success.


Tuesday 15 May, Wilson Room, Portcullis House.

At 11.30am

  • Major General Rupert Jones, Assistant Chief of the General Staff, MoD.
  • Air Vice Marshal Johnny Stringer, Chief of Staff Joint Forces Command, MoD.

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