Many will agree that there are many similarities between the on-going conflict taking place in Syria and in Libya however there are some very apparent
differences alongside the similarities.
What is evident is that as Syria descends further into civil war there will be a need for western states to ensure they safety of their nationals by
extracting them form the troubled state. With that in mind it is entirely possible that western Special Forces are now operating inside Syria, and
that is the purpose of this thread to assess current operations possibly on-going in Syria by UK Special Forces (UKSF)
The Foreign Sectary William Hague has already confirmed that Brittan would not rule out the use of military intervention in Syria. As such it has been
reported by the Daily Mail that Brittan currently has 600 troops on standby to be deployed to evacuate British nationals should it become necessary.
The Mail has also reported that currently ex-SAS members have been involved in training members of the Free Syrian Army on behalf of a Middle Eastern
security company not named in the article. The article adds that active members of the SAS are currently in Cyprus with British diplomats who are
planning for the evacuation of British nationals.
600 Troops on Stand by
I would speculate (I am not saying I am correct) that it is possible that these “ex-SAS” men may be active members of the secretive
“increment” of the Secret Intelligence Service currently training members of the Free Syrian Army. It is also very clear that Brittan are making
prepeartions for evacuating British nationals form Syria so it could indeed be possible that another role of these men is to prepare the way for the
This hypothesis could be supported by a unconfirmed report in the Isreali media that British Special Forces along with other special operation forces
from other states recently entered into Syria via Turkey. It is claimed that the purpose of this operation was to secure a British presence in Syria
and it also claims that British Special Forces assisted the Free Syrian Army in the Battle of Homes. The reliability of these reports is difficult to
verify however there is one report I found that may substantiate some of these claims.www.presstv.ir...
According to a report in the daily star (not the most reliable source) claimed that a SAS and SIS incursion was made into Syria to provide protection
to Syrian refugees by establishing save havens and also to provide logistical support to the rebels and gather intelligence. The article also talks
about a “communications unit” this could be SRR or the 18th signal regiment.
SAS in Syria
My personal belief is that currently in Syria there are British Special forces personnel conducting operations against the regime of Syria and
conducting reconnaissance for an evacuation of British nationals. What is worrying is that there have also been reports of Russian troops operating in
Syria on behalf of the Syrian government. If all this speculation is true then things could get very messy.
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