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Britain deployed elite special forces to the Middle East after attacking a tanker

The UK has sent fighters from elite Special Boat Service (SBS) and Special Air Service (SAS) units to the Middle East following an attack on an Israeli-owned oil tanker Mercer Street that killed Romanian and British citizens. Reported by The Mirror.

According to sources of the publication, a large group of British special forces arrived in the region over the weekend to strengthen the group of specialists already located there. Their main task will be to capture or eliminate those responsible for the attack on the tanker. In addition, they will take part in the training of local troops.

It is clarified that in total several dozen fighters of elite special forces units are involved in the mission. Also, specialists in electronic warfare and a group of unmanned aerial vehicles were transferred to the site. It is known that the British military will join forces with special forces from the United States who work in the region.

Other details of the mission were not disclosed. As noted by The Mirror, it should be a clear signal to Iran, which is believed to be involved in the attack on the tanker, that the UK will not tolerate attacks on ships in international waters.

The incident took place off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea. The attack killed two crew members — a Romanian citizen and a British citizen. It is noted that the ship is associated with the Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer, who owns the Zodiac Group.

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