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Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin are pursuing a scorched earth policy in Aleppo and trying to bomb the population into submission. Boris Johnson is right to call for an investigation into war crimes following the recent bombing of a humanitarian aid convoy.
Brooks Newmark leads a debate on the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) and calls for the UK to take a lead in persuading other countries to support granting the organisation a permanent legal status so that it can continue its valuable work on locating and identifying persons missing as a result of armed conflicts.
Speaking during a debate on Syria and EU sanctions, Brooks Newmark calls on the Foreign Secretary to make use of the forthcoming UK presidency of the UN Security Council and election in Iran to embark on a strategy of radical diplomatic engagement with all parties and also lift the arms embargo and threaten support for the Free Syria army.