Special forces soldiers have been deployed on to Britain’s streets to monitor stations, shopping centres and key public places amid fears the UK could be the next target for an Islamic State terror outrage, according to the Telegraph.
Personnel from the Special Reconnaissance Regiment are backing up undercover armed police officers to protect the UK in the wake of the Paris massacre.
The Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) is a relatively recently formed special forces unit of the British Army, specialising in surveillance and intelligence gathering operations. The secrecy surrounding the SRR is even greater than the SAS or SBS, with very little info about the unit leaking into the public domain.
Extra police and security services are reportedly patrolling social hubs in London, Glasgow, Birmingham and many UK cities tonight.