Boots on the Ground: British Special Forces in Syria

Source: Telegraph

The BBC published photos of around a dozen special forces soldiers on four vehicles heavily equipped with weapons.

The pictures, taken in June, represent the first direct evidence of the troops’ involvement in Syria rather than just training rebels in Jordan.

The BBC said that the photos were taken immediately after an Isil attack had killed nine of the rebels at the southeastern Al Tanaf base.

The troops were deployed in a defensive role but carried an arsenal of equipment including sniper rifles, heavy machine guns and anti-tank missiles.

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