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Iraq and Afghanistan: Insurgent Activities

Volume 684: debated on Monday 10 July 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their response to the recent increase in insurgent activities against uniformed membersof coalition units in both Iraq and Afghanistan.[HL6306]

We continuously monitor and assess the threat posed to our troops by insurgent activity in Afghanistan and Iraq, and this forms an integral part of our military planning. While it would not be appropriate to comment in detail on our assessment of, or response to, threats posed to our troops, the Government will ensure commanders have an appropriately robust force with which to conduct operations, equipped with a range of support equipment. Tactics, techniques and procedures appropriate for the operational task and environment are also in place and are adjusted as required.