Thursday, August 25, 2011
SAS troops dressed in Arab clothes join hunt for Gaddafi as £1m reward is offered for dictator's head
SAS troops are on the ground in Libya helping rebels to scour buildings and entrances to tunnels in the hunt for runaway leader Colonel Gaddafi.
The crack squad of elite soldiers are dressed in Arab clothes and carrying the same AK47s and Kalashnikovs that the rebels have used in the conflict.
The SAS will be searching Gaddafi's wrecked apartments and trying to gain entrance to the network of underground tunnels where he is believed to be hiding.
Soldier fro 22 SAS Regiment were first sent into the north African country several weeks ago by David Cameron and they have remained there to find Gaddafi, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Nato has carried out a string of airstrikes on key targets in Libya since the conflict began on February 17 but up until now the use of ground troops has been ruled out.www.mannastores.com
Defence Secretary Liam Fox said that Nato was providing 'intelligence and assets' in the hunt for Gaddafi.
'I can confirm that Nato is providing intelligence and reconnaissance assets to the NTC (National Transitional Council) to help them track down Col Gaddafi and other remnants of the regime,' the Defence Secretary said today.
The military leaders are believed to be trying to find the blueprints for the underground tunnels that Gaddafi used to escape from his Tripoli mansion.
One suggestion is that Nato are searching for the architect who designed the Rixos Hotel which is connected by a secret vault to Gaddafi's compound a couple of miles away.