Briefing: Assessed Effectiveness of Proposed UK Military Action in Syria against ISIL

On 30 November, Prime Minister David Cameron made the case for carrying out UK airstrikes in Syria. Rethink Rebuild issued a briefing countering some of Cameron’s points, which were flawed and will risk worsening the situation in Syria. We believe that civilian protection needs to be the primary focus of any policy towards Syria. We also believe that the Coalition needs to gain the support of the moderate opposition forces because without them, ISIS cannot be defeated.