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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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Afghan Commandos
Afghan commandos in training at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Such operators will now take part in all British special forces operations in Afghanistan, like those undertaken by the Special Boat Service.
US DoD photo by Spc. Michael Creech

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