The RAF are continuing to take the fight to Daesh in Syria.
Daesh (also known as ISIL, Islamic State, or ISIS) is a terrorist group.
The UK is playing a leading role in the Global Coalition – a unified body of 79 partners committed to degrading and defeating Daesh through:
- military action
- stifling Daesh’s finances
- preventing the flow of foreign terrorist fighters
- supporting stabilisation efforts
- degrading Daesh’s poisonous and false narrative
Daesh poses 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 plots against this country. 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.
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Writing in the Sunday Times, the Foreign Secretary reflects on the fall of Daesh, and why the fight to tackle its poisonous ideology continues.
- 13 August 2019
- News story
- 30 April 2019
- Press release
- 25 March 2019