Daily Mail: British Special Forces operate in Syria as Britain aid the rebels
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Britain is secretly providing the armed groups in Syria with the latest satellite phones that are designed to resist water, dust, shock, the British Daily Mail reported.
"The supply of the latest generation of handsets is part of the Foreign Office’s mission to mould militias into a coalition capable of governing the country".
It highlighted that the communication devices supplied to the terrorists are used by the Ministry of Defense as they are "designed for rugged environments and are shock, dust and water resistant."
The newspaper British government sources as confirming that the "Foreign Office is teaching negotiation and ‘stabilization’ skills to opposition leaders, and advising on how to address the Syrian people and international audiences," a mission that "is complicated by the expansion of the conflict to all Syria’s major cities."
The Daily Mail reported, according to military experts, that "the presence of foreign office officials and the provision of training and equipment to the opposition mean that British Special Forces are likely to be operating in Syria."
It indicated that teams are believed to be infiltrating into Syria from their bases in Jordan.
The British newspaper quoted a former British Army commander, Richard Kemp, a former member of the Government’s Joint Intelligence Committee, as saying "The UK Government cannot give practical support to the rebels without a presence inside Syria, and any Foreign Office officials seeking to liaise with the opposition leaders would require close protection from Special Forces."
British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, announced last week that Britain is stepping up what he called 'practical help' to the armed terrorist groups in Syria in the coming weeks.
Hague did not reveal the nature of this help but said that more details on this additional support to the Syrian opposition will be provided soon.