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End To Unilateral UKSF Operations In Afghanistan
A recent report by the BBC has stated that US and British special operations forces in Afghanistan have ceased unilateral operations. The tempo of special ops have increased and they now always include an element of Afghani special operations forces alongside their US/UK counterparts.
Some 12,000 Afghani special operations troops have been trained and mentored, some by UK forces. Reports of joint UKSF / Afghan operations are nothing new but this is the first indication that all UKSF missions will now be joint UK / Afghan affairs.
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US DoD photo by Spc. Michael Creech