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Middle East: Armed Conflict

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many seaborne attacks on coalition forces by armed gangs there were (a) in the Persian Gulf, (b) in the vicinity of Umm Qasr and (c) near the Basra oil terminal in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009. (305782)

No reports of serious incidents involving attacks by non-state forces operating from the sea against coalition naval assets in these geographical areas have been recorded in 2008 or 2009.