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By: RT

Hard on the heels of Donald Trump’s decision to wage a more aggressive war in Afghanistan, London reportedly prepares to ramp up SAS covert operations there. According to British intelligence, Afghanistan could fall to the Taliban if the US pulled out.

Prime Minister Theresa May intends to give the green light to a surge of covert operations targeting Taliban, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Al-Qaeda militants in Afghanistan, the Sunday Times reported citing senior sources in the government.

Special Air Service (SAS) and Special Boat Service (SBS) operatives are expected to play a vital role in a “scoping exercise” allowing military leaders to figure out what kind of troops are more suitable for a new Afghan deployment.

“significant uptick” in SAS operations in Afghanistan will come after a British Army intelligence unit’s agents reported that the Taliban had managed to infiltrate every province or main town of Afghanistan, the newspaper said.

Consequently, British military chiefs came out with “compelling information from credible human intelligence sources” showing that the Afghanistan would be lost to the Taliban if the US pulled out troops from the country.

According to the Sunday Times report, this intelligence played a pivotal role in persuading US President Donald Trump to deploy a rumored 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan. “We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists,” the President said when announcing the move last week.

Special Air Service (SAS) and Special Boat Service (SBS) operatives are expected to play a vital role in a “scoping exercise” allowing military leaders to figure out what kind of troops are more suitable for a new Afghan deployment.

“significant uptick” in SAS operations in Afghanistan will come after a British Army intelligence unit’s agents reported that the Taliban had managed to infiltrate every province or main town of Afghanistan, the newspaper said.

Consequently, British military chiefs came out with “compelling information from credible human intelligence sources”showing that the Afghanistan would be lost to the Taliban if the US pulled out troops from the country.

According to the Sunday Times report, this intelligence played a pivotal role in persuading US President Donald Trump to deploy a rumored 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan. “We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists,” the President said when announcing the move last week.

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