The first photos of the British Special Forces, operating in southern Syria, have been published online.
The first photos of the British Special Forces, operating in southern Syria, close to the border with Jordan, have been published online by BBC. The so-called New Syrian Army (NySA), created by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), is operating in the same region.
The pictures, which date from June, show Thalab long range patrol vehicles that are built for harsh terrain and favoured by special forces.
The NySA’s spokesman refused to comment on the pictures of the special forces, but acknowledged their help.
“We are receiving special forces training from our British and American partners. We’re also getting weapons and equipment from the Pentagon as well as complete air support,” he said.
The UK’s actions violate the international law because the legitimate government of Syria in Damascus did not give the British military any permission to operate in the Arab country. The Americans have already burnt their fingers on this, when the Russian Aerospace Forces used this legal collision and bombed a CIA’s militant camp near the Jordanian border.