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UK Special Forces On Standby For Libya Rescue Op

24.02.2011

Sky News Reports that the Special Boat Service is on standby to rescue British nationals trapped in Libya. Other reports state that SAS troops, supported by Paras from the SFSG and specialist aviation support are also on standby for intervention in Libya...

more info, further reading:

  • bbc news report
    mentions SAS and SFSG

  • daily mail report
    mentions SBS + other Royal Marines forces as well as a small SAS deployment to nearby Malta, along with supporting air assets such as 7 Squadron Chinooks and 47 Squadron C-130 aircraft.

  • malta today report
    report on the deployment of SAS and SFSG troops to Malta

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