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An SAS unit ‘snatched’ Woolwich terror suspect Michael Adebolajo in Kenya as he prepared to enter war-torn Somalia, the Daily Mail can reveal.
Adebolajo was flown back to the UK but then allowed to roam the streets unchecked for the next two and a half years.
the SAS, working alongside MI5, swooped in a helicopter operation in November 2010 - contradicting earlier reports Adebolajo was arrested by local police as he tried to cross the border.
n the “text book snatch” heavily armed soldiers, working alongside local military, carried out a surveillance operation then swooped in a remote area of the country, Kenyan sources have claimed. They described the operation as “highly dramatic”.
A source told the newspaper: “The SAS took the lead role.”
British security services arranged for Woolwich terror suspect Michael Adebolajo to be freed from a Kenyan jail after he was snatched by a unit of the SAS as he tried to enter war-torn Somalia, it was claimed today.
The British authorities believed that arranging his release from Kenya in 2010 would help persuade him to become an informant for MI5 and infiltrate radical Islamist groups.
The 28-year-old was one of seven men held by an SAS unit working with Kenya police and soldiers as they tried to cross into Somalia by speedboat to join the Al Shabaab terror group.
Originally posted by Maxatoria
Sounds typical British bureaucracy where once they realised he wouldn't become a mole he was just dumped and left to some other agency to monitor who probably had no real idea on who/what he was like
Originally posted by Tuttle
There was an interview on Radio 4 with one of the guys mates who said when came back from Africa, Adebolajo spoke of his treatment there how he was detained, tortured and raped.