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Ops 4. UK Special Forces Operations: France

Britain’s Special Forces have been deployed operationally in at least 19 overseas countries in the past decade, new analysis reveals, raising questions over the degree of transparency and democratic consent these shadowy units operate under. The countries where there have been active operations are: Algeria, Estonia, France, Iran/Oman (Strait of Hormuz), Iraq, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mediterranean (Cyprus), Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen.

This section outlines the extent of UKSF’s operations in France.


January: SAS and SRR liaison teams were in France following the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Jan 2015 (Mirror)


June: UK Special Forces “will provide additional security at team hotels and training sessions following last month’s Paris terror attacks, sources revealed.” (Mirror)