Evidence of British Illegal Presence in Syria*
Photos purporting to depict British Special Forces operating on the Syria-Iraq border are believed to be the first photo evidence of U.K. troops on the ground in Syria. The pictures show heavily armed troops in patrol vehicles near a recent battle scene.
Obtained by the BBC and published on Monday, the photos show several U.K; patrol vehicles with troops perched atop them and several heavy-duty military trucks in a half-circle, which appear to be watching the perimeter.
The photos are believed to have been taken in June in the aftermath of an Islamic State (IS, ISIS/formerly ISIL) attack on the New Syrian Army, so-called “moderate” rebels, around the Al Tanaf base in Syria, which is on the Iraqi border.
Although the troops appear to be equipped with all manner of heavy artillery and weapons, including sniper rifles, machine guns, and anti-tank missiles…
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