Saturday Jul 21, 201210:29 AM GMT
UK special forces train Syria’s armed rebels
UK media say SAS soldiers train armed rebels in Syria.
UK media say SAS soldiers train armed rebels in Syria.
Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:28AM
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The British media have admitted that that former Special Air Service (SAS) soldiers are training leaders of armed rebels in Syria as reports said Britain has placed more than 600 troops on standby over the unrest in Syria.


The Mail admitted that leaders of armed terror groups in Syria have been trained by former SAS soldiers as it claimed that the government of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad would be toppled within four weeks.

Furthermore, the newspaper said defence chiefs in Britain have put over 600 British soldiers on standby as part of contingency plans to evacuate British nationals from Lebanon saying the unrest in Syria could spill over into Lebanon.

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 this 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.

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