Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:14PM
The British media have admitted that leaders of armed rebels in Syria have been trained by former Special Air Service (SAS) soldiers in training camps. The Daily Mail and the Sunday Express reported that, on the condition of anonymity, a British Army member has revealed to them that British SAS Special Forces are training Syria’s armed rebels in training camps setup in Iraq with a commando course in Saudi Arabia being under operation by these mercenaries. This comes after British Foreign Secretary William Hague vowed to step up support for armed rebels inside Syria, a bid aimed at further fanning the flames of unrest inside the country. Speaking with the state-run BBC on Friday 20 July, Hague said Britain should be acting outside the United Nations Security Council and intensify its work to support aggressive groups in Syria who target its government officials. A terrorist bombing at the headquarters of the National Security Bureau in Damascus earlier last week claimed the lives of four senior officials including Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, Deputy Defense Minister Assef Shawkat, Security Chief General Hisham Ikhtiyar, and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmeni. Moreover, earlier last month, reports told of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s joke with his fellow Tory MPs saying “Where shall I invade next? I’ve done Libya.” ISH/JR/HE