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Ops 13. UK Special Forces Operations: Philippines

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 the Philippines.


November, 24: A British businessman and Filipino wife were abducted by Islamist militia in southern Philippines were freed by the Filipino SF with the help of ‘a small team’ of SBS personnel. They were found abandoned at the forested areas of Mt. Piahan, boundary of Barangays Silangkan and Kaha in Parang. (BBC)