Britain prepares to send hundreds of elite troops to Middle East to help rebel force wipe out Isis

 British special forces pictured on the ground in Syria for the first time BBC News
British special forces pictured on the ground in Syria for the first time BBC News

Britain is set to deploy hundreds of elite troops to the Middle East to train Syrian rebel forces in the fight against the Islamic State (Isis), it has been reported. In a bid to break the deadlock in the war-torn nation, Royal Marines will join the SAS to provide rebel group New Syrian Army (NSA) with advanced skills.

After months of negotiating, the NSA has been persuaded to send its fighters into neighbouring Jordan for intense training, the Daily Mirror reported. After training has finished, NSA fighters will return to battle IS (Daesh) alongside SAS forces, according to the Sun. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: NewsNow/International Business Times

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.