On Monday, the BBC released exclusive photos of the British special forces operating on the ground along Syria’s southern border that feeds into Iraq and Jordan.
The pictures were taken in June when the western-backed “New Syrian Army” was attacked by the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) at the Tanf border-crossing.
Unbeknownst at the time, the British special forces were pictured helping the New Syrian Army defend this vital border-crossing from the Islamic State terrorists.
ISIS would eventually be routed by the New Syrian Army and their western allies; however, since then, they have been confined to a small area in the vast Syrian Desert.
Adding insult to injury, the New Syrian Army were recently mocked in a propaganda video that was released by ISIS in July.
The video contained footage and pictures of the New Syrian Army soldiers training and conversing with their western allies; it would later show a large stockpile of weapons seized by ISIS.
The New Syrian Army’s spokesperson declined to answer the BBC’s questions on this matter.