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SAS Man Was Hero During Westgate Attacks

24.09.2013

An off-duty SAS soldier helped save many people during the Kenya shopping centre attacks, it has been reported.

The soldier, believed to be an off-duty member of the Special Air Service, is said to have been drinking coffee at the Westgate Mall when it was stormed by terrorists on Saturday. The SAS man, armed with a handgun, reportedly made several forays into the shopping complex in order to escort people out of harm's way. A pixilated photo published in the Daily Mail shows the man, a pistol tucked into his waistband, helping two women to safety. [1]

British Special Forces train in Kenya and, in recent years, have operated alongside Kenyan forces on a continuing campaign against Al Shabaab militants who operate in the region.

note: Since initial publication, Mail has revised its story to now identify the man in question as a former Royal Marine.

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