UK Special Forces 'Pictured Fighting Daesh In Syria'
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UK Special Forces 'Pictured Fighting Daesh In Syria'

New images have been obtained which reportedly show British special forces fighting Daesh in Syria. The photographs, obtained by the BBC,...

UK Special Forces 'Pictured Fighting Daesh In Syria'
New images have been obtained which reportedly show British special forces fighting Daesh in Syria.
 
The photographs, obtained by the BBC, are believed to be the first to show the highly-trained UK Special Forces in the country.
 
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Showing around a dozen of the soldiers on weapon-laden 4x4s, the pictures are said to show elite SAS soldiers, with faces obscured to protect their identities, immediately after a Daesh attack had killed nine Syrian rebels at Al Tanaf base.
 
The soldiers are currently working alongside New Syrian Army rebel fighters in the battle against Daesh, it's been reported.
 
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A New Syrian Army spokesman wouldn't comment on the pictures, but said: 
"We are receiving Special Forces training from our British and American partners. We're also getting weapons and equipment from the Pentagon as well as complete air support."
It comes after reports in April that British Special Forces troops were preparing to launch a two-pronged attack against Daesh in Iraq and Libya, with as many as 200, including the SAS, Special Boat Service and Special Reconnaissance Regiment, said to be fighting Daesh on the ground in Iraq and neighbouring Syria.
 
The Ministry of Defence said it does not comment on special forces operations.
 
 
Photography courtesy of the BBC.