UK May Increase Support to Fight ISIS


The Government has confirmed that it is considering increasing support in an international effort to tackle ISIS. The news comes after a meeting of the counter-Daesh coalition which was held in Stuttgart.

Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said:

“Make no mistake – Iraqi forces have Daesh on the back foot and are retaking territory, hitting its finances and striking its leadership. Now is the time to build on recent success and we are looking hard at what more we can offer as Iraqi combat operations intensify”.

The support offered is expected to be in the form of military advice and training of Iraqi ground troops. There may also be the provision of medical support staff and weaponry.