Elite British SAS troops hunting ISIS in Mali are using camels to get around as they're more reliable than cars in the desert terrain, it has been reported.
In December 2020, the UK deployed a task group 300 soldiers to Mali to support the UN peacekeeping mission.
This mission is made up of soldiers from 56 different countries including the elite SAS.
The SAS stationed in the region have recently begun to take a more active stance in hunting out rogue ISIS groups that plague the territory.
Speaking to the Mail, a senior military source explained why the troops had turned to the animals in their mission.
They said: "Vehicles need to be maintained and refueled every few days – the vehicle logistical support is a real hindrance.
"Camels store fat in their humps and can go for up to 10 days without needing food and water."
It's been reported that the crack troops turned to camels after experiencing difficulties with their vehicles on the terrain.
The news come a week after Russia launched a formal probe following claims that Brit SAS heroes are secretly on the ground in war-torn Ukraine.
The Investigative Committee [IC] announced on April 23 that they will look into the alleged role of “sabotage” experts being undercover in the besieged country.
“The Investigative Committee of Russia will investigate the facts of the activities of British SAS saboteurs in Ukrainian regions,” said news outlet RIA Novosti.
Russia launches probe into claim Brit SAS heroes 'secretly on the ground in Ukraine'
An IC source claimed SAS operatives in Ukraine “are specialists in sabotage and partisan activities, recruiting and training agents to work in hostile territory”.
Russia appears to base its investigation on information allegedly received from captured Ukrainian troops.
Russia had previously warned British “mercenaries” could be executed if they choose to stay in Ukraine to fight Putin's troops.
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