The war on terror: Hit and run attacks planned

HeadLine: THE WAR ON TERROR: HIT AND RUN ATTACKS PLANNED

The Mirror, 20/01/2003, p4
by SHAUN MILNE

BRITISH forces deployed in the Gulf will spearhead a series of hit and
run special operations on Iraq, the Mirror has learned.
British and US generals believe this will be the key tactic in
disabling Saddam Hussein’s military machine and achieving a swift
conclusion to any war.
Senior intelligence, leaked to the Daily Mirror, explains that is why
the number of British troops being sent to the area is smaller than
expected.
Only around 30,000 UK troops have been earmarked for battle – including
two Scottish regiments, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and the 1st
Battalion, The Black Watch, who help make up the 7th Armoured Brigade.
However military experts insist this compact force is also the most
potent, and will rely on them heavily to carry out some of the most
daring raids against Iraq.
Among the key targets will be seizing strategic airfields and ports,
taking out anti-aircraft batteries, radar posts and Republican Guard
strongholds.
A Government source, speaking under condition of anonymity, told us:
“If you look at the size and make up of the British contingent, it
becomes plain the kind of operations they’ll be involved in.
“They will play a very significant part in any action.”

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