The extension of offensive British military operations to Syria Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction


2 The current anti-ISIL operation in Iraq and Syria

ISIL in Iraq and Syria

The Global Coalition to counter ISIL

UK contribution

3 The extension of British anti-ISIL airstrikes into Syria

Possible diplomatic and military benefits of extending airstrikes to Syria

Possible diplomatic, political and military risks of extending airstrikes into Syria

Legal basis

Military risks

Political and diplomatic risks

4 Conclusion: A coherent strategy?

5 Enabling the House to reach a decision

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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