Revealed: British Special Forces pictured in Syria
British Special Forces have been pictured on the front line in Syria, the first photographic evidence of UK troops operating in the war-ravaged country.
The images, obtained by the BBC, show British special forces on the ground in Syria riding open-air Thalab patrol vehicles which are designed for harsh terrain.
Small numbers of UK troops have been operating in Syria in an array of capacities including surveillance, advisory and combat.
The BBC reported that the images, taken in June, appear to show British troops defending a militant base on the Syria-Iraq border which was under attack by Daesh terrorists.