In an unprecedented move, SAS fighters have been deployed under cover in London, according to the Daily Star publication • Reportedly placed in key areas of helicopters and medical equipment for rapid intervention
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The recent terrorist attack on the London Bridge, in which the murder of a Muslim terrorist killed two people, has raised tensions in the British kingdom to a new high. It is now becoming clear that the British Army has secretly deployed in key markets in various cities in the UK, and at key points in London, the SAS elite fighters under cover.
According to a publication in the British Daily Star newspaper, fighters dressed as civilians hold advanced medical equipment in hiding places, which will enable the establishment of hospitals quickly and with many weapons, while undercover in a disguised population. Among other things, the newspaper notes, forces were stationed in the West End and the large theme park "Wonderland".
The deployment, leaked to the Daily Star by a very senior British official, was made after assessing a situation that Islamic officials such as Al Qaeda and Daash consider propaganda attacks at Christmas. On Christmas 2018, five people were murdered in Strasbourg, and two years earlier in 2016, 12 perpetrators were killed in the Berlin truck attack. These attacks, alongside the recent London Bridge attack, led the British army to deploy all its latent force. 70 more fighters are on alert to become a fast intervention force when needed.
In addition to the fighters on the ground, it is alleged that in key areas there are likely to be special helicopters called the "Blue Thunder," which aim to reach anywhere quickly in the event of a terrorist attack. "Homeless markets and places are Christmas weak points," terrorists told the Daily Star. "These are hard to defend places and they are propaganda targets for Islamic terrorist organizations." Recently, the British Secretary of Justice signed an hour-long order to ban people previously convicted of terrorist crimes from walking around homeless places at Christmas. "Given what happened (the London AG attack) will have extensive restrictions on these people. It's important to give the British people the feeling that they are protected and able to spend as usual."