April 20, 2024



UK special forces have operated secretly in 19 countries since 2011

The Guardian

 Defence and security editor
Tue 23 May 2023 02.00 EDT

SAS and other British special forces have been involved in covert operations in 19 countries in the past dozen years, including in Nigeria, the Philippines and Russia, as well as in Syria, Ukraine and most recently Sudan, a study reveals.

The elite military units operate in secret, without ministers publicly confirming their activities. But a research group, Action on Armed Violence, has compiled a list of their activities since 2011 based on media leaks.

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