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Syria and chemical weapons - in brief

Published Friday, April 13, 2018

The UK, US and France carried out missile strikes against targets in Syria on 14 April 2018. The Prime Minister will make a statement on 16 April.

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This briefing paper looks at the UK response to allegations of chemical weapons usage in Syria. It draws upon previous Commons Library briefing papers, links to which are provided.

See also          

Parliamentary approval for military action, 16 April 2018


Syria: Humanitarian Crisis, 23 March 2018

Syria: what next?, 12 March 2018

ISIS/Daesh: what now for the military campaign in Iraq and Syria?, 7 March 2018

The Chemical Weapons Convention, 26 March 2018

Intervention in Syria, 27 August 2013.

Commons Briefing papers CBP-8283

Authors: Ben Smith; Louisa Brooke-Holland

Topics: Middle East, Military operations

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