‘British Special Forces cloaked as ISIL fight Syria militants’

A fresh report claims members of the UK Special Air Service (SAS), an elite British army unit, are involved in hit-and-run raids against ISIL militants in Syria while dressed as insurgents themselves.

More than 120 members belonging to the elite regiment are currently in the war-torn country on operation Shader, tasked with destroying ISIL equipment and munitions which insurgents constantly move to avoid purported US-led airstrikes, the Sunday Express has revealed.

This comes just days after British Prime Minister David Cameron gave a “carte blanche” for the SAS and SBS, a special forces unit of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom to target ISIL ringleaders as part of the UK’s “broad spectrum” response to the murder of 30 British tourists by ‘ISIL gunman Seifeddine Rezgui’ in the Tunisian beach resort of Sousse in June, the report added.

Though the PM is being kept informed, ‘senior military sources’ told the paper that he would not be required to “green light” every mission.

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