The secret war on the Iran border - SAS vrs gun smugglers

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The secret war on the Iran border - SAS vrs gun smugglers

A timely information release in the preparation for full scale war with Iran?

BRITISH special forces have crossed into Iran several times in recent months as part of a secret border war against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Al-Quds special forces, defence sources have disclosed.

There have been at least half a dozen intense firefights between the SAS and arms smugglers, a mixture of Iranians and Shi’ite militiamen.

The unreported fighting straddles the border between Iran and Iraq and has also involved the Iranian military firing mortars into Iraq. UK commanders are concerned that Iran is using a militia ceasefire to step up arms supplies in preparation for an offensive against their base at Basra airport.

An SAS squadron is carrying out operations along the Iranian border in Maysan and Basra provinces with other special forces, the Australian SAS and American special-operations troops.

They are patrolling the border, ambushing arms smugglers bringing in surface-to-air missiles and components for roadside bombs.
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Last month, they were involved in six significant contacts, which killed 17 smugglers and recovered weapons, explosives and missiles,
a source said. It was not clear if any of the dead were Iranian.

There have been persistent reports of American special-operations missions inside Iran preparing for a possible attack. But the sources said British troops were solely stopping arms smuggling.

 http://www.timesonline.co.u...
By netchicken: posted on 22-10-2007








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