Prison » SAS squad to join almost 500 soldiers being sent to Afghanistan to tackle ISIS and resurgence of the Taliban

Daily Mail
July 30, 2018

A new SAS squad will join almost 500 British soldiers being sent to Aghanistan to tackle ISIS and the resurgence of the Taliban in the war-torn country.

The special forces troops and another 490 soldiers will be deployed to join the nearly 650 soldiers already based there, The Mirror reports.

Special operation troops from the UK and the United States are waging a ‘less publicised war’ in Afghanistan to tackle the threats, according to a security source.

‘They are attacking the networks and those who influence it without attracting attention or making this a full-on jihad for the rebel fighters,’ the source told the newspaper.

The source added that the resurgent Taliban and the fact that ISIS is now ‘a significant threat’ needed to be addressed.

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This article was posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 7:40 am

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