Pictures appear to show British special forces on Syrian frontline | The Guardian

by Faiz Ahmed last modified 2016-08-09T14:07:39-04:00

"The UK parliament approved an air campaign against Isis in Syria but not ground troops. Special forces, though, have always been treated differently. The government mantra is that special forces can be deployed wherever there is judged to be a threat to the UK. The convention is that special forces are never mentioned on the floor of the British parliament but they are subject to oversight through the parliamentary intelligence committee." Full story here.

Also see: Jeremy Corbyn calls for law to limit PM's powers to deploy special forces | The Guardian

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