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Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the security situation in Iraq; and if he will make a statement. (295917)

While insurgents still mount occasional high-profile attacks, such as the horrific bombings in Baghdad on Sunday, the security situation in Iraq is nonetheless continuing to steadily improve. Levels of violence are substantially less than at the height of the insurgency three years ago, and remain at a level last seen in 2003. South East Iraq, where UK forces operated, remains largely peaceful.