Damascus, June 3 (ANI): British defense chiefs have made secret plans to provide safe havens to refugees escaping the Assad regime in Syria.
British Army’s Special Air Services (SAS) and M16, who are in Syria, will help protect the refugees in Syria along that country’s borders, The Daily Star reports.
SAS troops and MI6 agents are also ready to help rebels if a civil war breaks out as is expected this weekend.
They also have hi-tech satellite computers and radios that can instantly send back photos and details of refugees and Assad’s forces as the situation develops.
The British troops would be part of an international force -including French and Turkish soldiers and possibly Americans.
Whitehall sources have said that it is vital they can see what is happening on the ground for themselves so that Assad cannot deny atrocities or battles.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has refused to rule out using military action to stop Assad’s regime attacking his own people.
“Safe havens would be an invasion of Syria but a chance to save lives,” said a senior Whitehall source.
“The SAS will throw an armed screen round these areas that can be set up within hours,” the source said.
Nearly 2,300 Syrians have been killed since the ceasefire supposedly took effect in mid April.
Last week, 108 people were slaughtered in Houla in what is widely believed to be a regime-led massacre. (ANI)R Soft Web Hosting