RAF SET FOR SYRIA NO-FLY OP
The Daily Star
November 12, 2012
RAF Top Guns could soon be patrolling the skies over Syria under a new Cameron-Obama plan.
The Prime Minister is preparing to use the RAF to enforce no-fly zones across President Assad’s trouble-torn country in a bid to stop mass slaughter. At this week’s National Security Council meeting in Downing Street Syria will be number one on the agenda. According to Whitehall sources, British special forces are helping to train rebel assassination squads to target President Assad and his warlords. Troops from the SAS, SBS and Paras from the Special Reconnaisance Regiment are in Syria helping show insurgents how to use new weapons and explosives.
Mr Cameron and newly re-elected US President Barack Obama are also considering military action and officially arming rebels. The first stage of the plan involves a no-fly zone that will be patrolled by British, US and French forces. Safe havens will be set up in Syria, Turkey and Jordan. A Whitehall aide said: 'Cameron and Obama cannot allow Assad to bomb civilians.'
' We can’t go in and do it but we can get someone there to have a go. A lot of the Free Syrian Army are ex-soldiers, they know how to shoot but need more training from our Special Forces, especially in key signals and communications equipment.”