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RAF bomb raids on Iraq and Syria to be reviewed.

RAF bombing raids in Syria and Iraq would be immediately reviewed should Labour win the General Election, Jeremy Corbyn has said.

The Labour leader said there is a need to examine the sorties and presence of the RAF "straight away", adding this fits in with his wider desire to reignite the peace process and deal with the Syrian conflict.

He added terror group Islamic State, also referred to as Isis or Daesh, would be isolated from such a process and stressed he would not seek talks with them.

MPs backed air strikes in Iraq against IS in 2014 and extended this to include Syria in 2015.

Mr Corbyn, in response to being asked if he would immediately withdraw RAF from sorties in Syria and Iraq if he became prime minister, replied: "On what we'll do over RAF presence and sorties, we will examine what they're doing straight away.

"I'd do everything I possibly could in order to reignite the peace process to ensure there is Geneva III dealing with the conflict in Syria, and clearly isolating Isis is very important."

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:7SYRI
Date:May 13, 2017
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