British special forces reported in Libya since start year

Guardian reports document of Jordan King meeting Congressmen

25 March, 19:02

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, MARCH 25 - Britain's SAS special force has been deployed in Libya since the start of the year, according to the Guardian newspaper, which cites a memorandum it obtained from a secret meeting between Jordan's King Abdallah II and U.S. Congressional leaders including Senate Armed Forces Committee chairman John McCain.

    At the start of January the king explained his plans for joint operations between British and Jordanian special forces.

    King Abdullah explained, as emerges from the document, that British special forces needed assistance from the Jordanian troops on the ground because "the dialect spoken in Jordan is similar to that of Libya".

    The monarch recalled also that British soldiers contributed to the creation of a mechanised battalion in southern Syria, led by a local commander and composed of tribal fighters, to fight against the army of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and that his troops were ready together with those of Britain and Kenya "to go beyond the frontier" and attack the Al-Shabaab militias in Somalia, according to the Guardian.

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