- REVEALED: The Cities Where SAS Are Guarding Christmas Shoppers from ‘IMMINENT’ ISIS Attack
by MARCO GIANNANGELI, http://www.express.co.uk/
MORE than 200 undercover SAS soldiers will be deployed in shopping centres and high streets across Britain following fresh MI5 intelligence of a terror attack planned for Christmas.
SAS commanders have cancelled all leave, sources said last night, as the regiment’s soldiers join police in the largest counter-terror surveillance operation in recent years. It comes as Home Office officials respond to the latest intelligence warning from the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, part of MI5, of a major attack by Islamic State extremists on mainland Britain. While the UK is already on a state of alert sources say they are responding to “new and urgent” threats which have emerged from captured IS militants in Iraq.
The Special Forces soldiers will operate under police direction but will be armed and ready to provide advice on hostage situations and any chemical incidents. The revelation comes just days after a warning from MI6 chief Alex Younger about the “unprecedented” scale of the terrorist threat to mainland UK. He said: “The risks at stake are profound and represent a fundamental threat to our sovereignty. “They should be a concern to all those who share democratic values.”