UK personnel will train members of vetted moderate Syrian opposition groups in infantry, medical and explosive hazard awareness skills as part of...
Daesh (also known as ISIL, Islamic State, or ISIS) is a terrorist group. It claims to represent Islam but uses the banner of religion to carry out barbaric atrocities, including beheadings, crucifixions and the slaughter of children.
The UK is playing a leading role in the Global Coalition – a unified body of 71 partners committed to degrading and defeating Daesh through military action; tackling Daesh’s finances; preventing the flow of foreign terrorist fighters; supporting stabilisation efforts; and degrading Daesh’s poisonous and false narrative.
Daesh poses to a threat to UK national security as it seeks to expand its terror network, using propaganda to radicalise and recruit citizens from the UK and across the world. The UK has a counter-terrorism strategy to prevent and disrupt of plots against this country; and our comprehensive counter extremism strategy seeks to tackle the extremists who cause harm, create divisions in our communities and undermine the shared values of this country.
£50 million of humanitarian support will provide life-saving aid to the most vulnerable Iraqis including women, children, the elderly and sick.
The RAF are continuing to take the fight to Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
Daesh now holds just a fraction of Iraq’s territory after previously threatening the capital Baghdad, the Defence Secretary has said.
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