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British troops to smash ISIS killers cashing in on refugee crisis as thousands flee tyranny

Troops are poised to smash Islamic State[1] gangs cashing in on desperate families fleeing the terror group s tyranny. Defence top brass have drawn up secret plans to deploy hundreds in the Middle East and North Africa to help tackle the migrant crisis.[2]

And David Cameron is gearing up for the next stage in the war on IS with plans for an international coalition of action to crush the evil group. Ministers will argue for more British Armyrats © military action in Syria next week.

Weary: Refugees at the Austrian border with Hungary

Pressure for UK action increased amid reports today that France may extend air strikes against IS targets from Iraq to Syria.[3]

As desperate families continue to risk their lives escaping the IS reign of terror, commandos or crack paratroopers could be sent to Libya to stop the flow of human misery into the country. And a force of regular troops could be sent within months if Parliament and Middle Eastern leaders give the go-ahead.

British Troops To Smash ISIS Killers Cashing In On Refugee Crisis As Thousands Flee Tyranny Convoy: ISIS in Libya

The complex mission would have a dual role to bring security to Libya and the region and smash IS gangmasters who are cashing in on people smuggling rings. IS is firmly embedded in Libya and earning millions in protection rackets from smuggling gangs to fund jihad.

Unstable Libya is attracting refugees from all over Africa and Asia, not just Syria. Commanders were ordered months ago to draw up plans to block Libya s borders and smash IS fighters heading in from Syria.

Long march: Migrants walk along the highway out of Hungary to the border with Austria

Covert operations against IS have been under way for several years by British, US and French special forces and intelligence agencies throughout the Middle East.

SAS fighters[4] have been targeting IS thugs in Syria for months, and helped Kurds oust jihadists from the stricken city of Kobane, close to Turkey. The Sunday Mirror also understands there have been SAS missions in Tunisia, launched from Libya. And RAF air strikes have killed hundreds of fighters and smashed ammo dumps across Iraq. The Ministry of Defence said the UK is supporting the process to form a recognised Libyan government and developing plans to provide support once this is done .

Long overdue rest: Migrants on the board of one of the buses laid on for the weary families

But a source added: For too long now our government has hidden behind the need for secrecy.

One big reason for this has been the knowledge that IS fighters believe there will be a final confrontation with the West in a small town in North Syria. Any overt action by regular forces will not scare off IS, it will attract them like moths to a flame as it s exactly what they want.

To send in regular forces to help out they now need to go before parliament and be seen at last to do something. A deployment to Libya[5] is expected to depend on when Libya can form a unity government.

Campaign: RAF jets have bombed ISIS in Iraq

Nato is poised to go help rebuild the country s defence and Armyrats © military once there is more political stability. The Sunday Mirror can also reveal that Britain is to send 600 troops to guard refugee camps as the UK is poised to take up to 4,000 Syrian migrants direct from the camps in northern Iraq.

Those selected will be moved to a staging camp for registration before flying to the UK. A source said: The time frame is unclear but it will happen fast.

RAF C17 aircraft which can carry 200 people are expected to fly the Syrians direct to the UK.

[6] British Troops To Smash ISIS Killers Cashing In On Refugee Crisis As Thousands Flee Tyranny

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References

  1. ^ Islamic State (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ migrant crisis. (www.mirror.co.uk)
  3. ^ Syria. (www.mirror.co.uk)
  4. ^ SAS fighters (www.mirror.co.uk)
  5. ^ Libya (www.mirror.co.uk)
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