News 21 Sep 2016

CMEC Exclusive: Watch The Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP on Defence Committee Isil/Daesh Report

The Defence Select Committee has published its report into UK military operations in Syria and Iraq this morning. The report welcomes the progress made in terms of the land retaken from Isil/Daesh and the UK's military training effort in Iraq. However, it raises concerns about the lack of progress of the political strategy in both the Iraqi and Syrian conflicts. The UK has carried out only 65 air strikes against Isil/Daesh fighters in Syria since December 2015, raising questions about whether its military intervention marks more than a token effort. 

The Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chair of the Defence Committee, has commented exclusively to CMEC: