The UK’s role in the war against ISIL following the Cessation of Hostilities in Syria in February 2016 Contents

Contents

Terms of reference

Summary

1 Preparations for peace talks

ISSG Statement and Security Council Resolution

Composition of opposition delegation

Identifying the terrorists/groups beyond any reconciliation process

2 Peace talks: launch, suspension and relaunch

Launch and subsequent suspension of talks

Cessation of Hostilities and resumption of talks

FCO contribution

3 Future prospects for the peace process

Attitude of regional players

Turkey

Implications for fight against ISIL

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix: International Syria Support Group Statement of 14 November 2015

Formal Minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament




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